It’s Word Wednesday again! Hosea is on the books this week. Ah, Hosea. The story of God and His adulterous bride told through the life of His prophet and his adulterous bride. “Go and get her,” God told Hosea. “Love her.” It makes me think of God turning to Jesus one day in heaven–a day in the past and a day soon to come–and saying, “Go and get her.” Doesn’t that just shoot a little thrill through you? I love a good love story, and God’s is the most amazing love story of all. Think we forget that sometimes? Drop a comment below about your favorite Hosea verse, then be ready for Joel next week.
Hosea 6:3 (NAS)–So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.
To me, this is another way to say, “Seek and ye shall find.” If we seek God, we don’t necessarily find Him. He comes to us. Isn’t that amazing? The Almighty draws close to us. Why?!? Why would the King of Glory, the unblemished one, dirty His hands with us? Doesn’t that just rock your world to think about it? When we make an effort, He makes an effort. Whoa. I don’t deserve for God to make an effort on my behalf. Not at all.
I think my favorite part is “press on.” It implies that sometimes, the seas are going to get a little rough. Sometimes it will seem like the phone has disconnected. But keep going. Keep seeking Him. Keep searching. He will show up as certainly as the sun rises.
There is an old Burlap to Cashmere song called “Mansions,” and one of the lines is, “Faithful God like faithful sunrise.” The first time I ever heard that I wanted to dance in the front seat of my car. (Yes, I was probably not driving safely at that moment.) It hit me between the eyes (there’s your holy pillow fight, Jen) that God is faithful. I can count on the sun coming up every morning. I can count on God even more. There is a fundamental change in who we are when we truly realize God never leaves.
I watched the sun come up this morning. Every time I see it rise (which is admittedly not very often because I am a sleep-in kind of girl), I remember that line and this truth: God’s not going anywhere. In a world like ours, that’s a definite Hallelujah moment!