Re:Verse reading–Hosea 1, 3, 14 (day five) Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel.”
Praise God for Again!! His persistent, gracious, and faithful love has pursued and found me countless times in rebellion, disobedience, dismay, brokenness, hopelessness, and apathy. Yet, He never stops loving. Never stops reminding. Never stops encouraging. Never stops forgiving and restoring. Again and again and again. How many times is that? Certainly more than I deserve.
It is a humbling reminder of our own struggle with sin to think how many times He has done that (again and again) for each of us. Yet, also a prompt for worship and praise of a God who is rich (endless) in mercy and grace.
Maybe a time of reflection and repentance for the “agains” in our lives would be helpful today. Follow that with a time of praise, thanksgiving, and worship.