Do you know how God pursues those who run from Him? He pursues them with purpose, and with provision, and with unbending love. The tiny book of Hosea is a mini-pageant of God’s pursuing love played on the stage of human life. In it, Gomer leaves her good husband Hosea and goes her own way, taking other lovers and shaming the faithful man she married. But he doesn’t write her off or cut her loose. In fact, even when she is with other men, he is concerned for her welfare, and reckoning for her good.
When Gomer sets up housekeeping with another man, Hosea seeks him out and gives him wool and flax and bread, saying, “Give her these, she’ll need them.” So the man does, and takes credit for them himself, receiving the gratitude and affection that should have been Hosea’s.
God’s love is like that, isn’t it? He keeps on loving you and keeps on loving me, even when we say “God, I’ve had enough,” and run from Him! We flee as far and as fast as we can, then stop to catch our breath and think we’ve out-distanced Him. But then there’s a quiet word or a gentle touch, and God is near again. We say, “Lord, how did you find me here?” and He replies, “My child, I knew a short-cut.” Pursuing love is not deterred by our weak protests. Love always knows a short cut.
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, bring her into the wilderness and speak kindly to her.
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