coming back together

marmsky devotions pics (of Hamilton NZ) August 2017 (16)

devotional post # 2110

Hosea 6:1-3

Hos 6:1 “Come, let us come back to Yahveh; because he has torn us, so that he can heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
Hos 6:2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live in his presence.
Hos 6:3 Let us know; let us strive to know Yahveh; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

coming back together

The prophet invites his people to come back to Yahveh, together with him. He has told them that God has torn them like a young lion, but now he says that this same God who destroys can also bind up the carcass and heal it. He has told them that God has overflowed his boundaries and destroyed them like a mighty waterfall, but now he says that this same God can come to them as gentle showers of spring rain that revives and restores. He invites his people to join him in coming back to their destroyer God for help.

LORD, we know the pain of your judgment. We seek the security and joy of your healing and resurrection. We are coming back to you together.

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