My Bible reading plan currently has me in the book of Hosea. It’s quite the story (along with a whole lotta warnings and prophecy).
I think this is my favorite passage from the book:
But then I will win her back once again.
I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her there.
I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.
She will give herself to me there, as she did long ago when she was young, when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt.
When that day comes, says the Lord, you will call me ‘my husband’ instead of ‘my master.’
O Israel, I will wipe the many names of Baal from your lips, and you will never mention them again.
I will make you my wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion.
I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as the Lord.
Hosea 2:14-17; 19-20 (NLT)
May your week be blessed with a sense of God’s great love for you.