Today I’m just taking a pause between the two units of study in the book of Hosea.  I’m relishing the the story of God telling Hosea to go get Gomer.  I’m sure he said something like this:  Go find Gomer, bring her home, enfold her in your arms while she is still dirty and hurting, assure her it is she herself whom you love.  Then you can encourage the cleaning up, arranging hair, fine aroma, beautiful dress, and dangling earrings.  And that’s just what Hosea did.

Same with my story except it was Jesus whom God sent to find me, love me, hold me, assure me he is always going to love me In spite of myself.  Then he encourages me to clean up, fix my hair, dresses me in a becoming style, and sets me on my feet with a confident grace of belonging to Him. And that’s what he did.

How could Gomer be so foolish as to return to the pit?  I don’t know, but I guess she just got all filled up with pride and selfish ambitions.  Sorrowfully it appears that it can happen to many people who are God’s chosen.  I must beware that it does not happen to me.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to A PAUSE TO REFLECT

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    I love that part and it’s so true how God accepts us with all our filth and sin. He holds us tightly and loves us even when we don’t deserve it. Then he sets us on the right path.

  2. Love this reminder of incredible grace Oneta!

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