Deepest love

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1

It was love for the little nation of Israel that caused God to take Abraham out of his pagan country in Chaldea, and it was by grace that God promised to make him into a great nation – through whom all the families of the earth would be blessed.

It was out of love that God chose Israel to become His peculiar people and chosen nation. It was by grace that God protected them from the enemies that encompassed them, and provided sustenance for them during their wilderness wanderings. It was out of love for His people and by the grace of God that He brought them across the Red Sea and into the promised land of Canaan.

It was out of love that God determined that Israel would be the people by whom the Scriptures would be written and through whom the promised Messiah would be born. And love for His chosen nation caused God to reveal, to Pharaoh himself, that Israel were His special nation, His adopted son – His chosen heritage!

God loved His covenant people in their early days and redeemed them from bondage after they had endured four hundred years of Egyptian slavery. Sadly, the more God cared for His people, the greater was Israel’s apostasy, and yet throughout their chequered history, the Lord was gracious to them. In His anger and wrath He repeatedly showed them His mercy, and we discover in the pages of Scripture, that a day is coming when God’s chosen people will be ultimately restored to their God.

The same God showed us love by sending his own son to die for us Jesus the savior (Romans 8:32) . The place we where to be, God sent his own son. No one can measure the love God has for us, its immeasurable and unconditional. We are spiritual Israelites, he has called us all by name and knows us and want to restore us back and want us to turn back to him. God brought us out of sin and want to have a relationship with him.

God wants to restore us back and help us to reach home the heavenly Canaan we all be waiting for. In all your highs and lows you will find God is with you not matter what nothing can separate us from God Loves. He still wait for you to return back home to the father with wide open arms.

Bieula Selvamani

God as Parent. Hosea 11;1-4

When Israel was a child, I loved him and out of Egypt I called my son…. They sacrificed to the Baals…. It was I who taught Ephraim to walk…. bent down to feed them

God takes His chosen people by hand ,nurturing, leading, teaching, and loving as a parent would to a child Instead of growing in grace and power at the hand of their heavenly Father, the Israelites worship false gods. Israel acted like a prostitute chasing after the customers. Yet even as the nation ran from the lord, God pursued them with love. God still wanted Israel back.

Will we walk under the guidance and protection of our Father God or will we run from Him to the sinful pleasures of the world?

Cynthia Sathiaraj