Archive for February 12th, 2013

This morning, I am thinking about the book of Hosea.  I am thinking about God’s calling to Hosea to take an unfaithful wife, and the true feelings that he would have had for her.  I understand that the marriage is symbolic of God’s relationship with Israel, however, I would like to focus on the obedience factor of looking at the story from a perspective of Hosea marrying a woman that he knows is unfaithful to him.  Is there really love there, or does it bloom later?  How do you love someone that has been unfaithful and/or will be unfaithful to you in the future?

This will be a short and hopefully sweet entry.  I was mentioning a few days ago the topic of trust.  We are a people who really do have to make that choice to trust others.  When circumstances occur where someone has been untruthful/unfaithful to us, how do we go about loving that person?  I mean, we really do trust the loved ones in our lives with quite a bit.  Within a marriage, we really trust that person with all that we are and all that we hope to be.  We lean on them as they lean on us.  The thought of “being in it together” immediately comes to mind.   If we have given ourselves over to another in love and trust and the other person in turn says that that love and trust aren’t enough for them, how do we still have a favorable outlook of love and of God?

I cannot answer my own question even to my own satisfaction, however, I will say that God is in the business of miracles, of changing lives, and of changing hearts.  If the Lord wills it to be, He can make it happen.  If He wills it, He can cause a faithful spouse to continue loving and cherishing the marriage involving an unfaithful spouse.  I really think that with God, there is hope for a perfect world.  If He can will a heart to love one that betrayed another and turn that relationship around…I have a rejuvenated hope of heaven and perfection.  Think about it.  Would you, alone, without God, take an unfaithful spouse, knowing that your heart could be at risk?

I already know I couldn’t do it without God.

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