I’m having a little bit of technical difficulty here on the new blog. It’s really cool because I can add gadgets and widgets that I couldn’t on the free site, but right now, I can’t delete anything. Strangest thing. Hopefully, WP Support will have some answers…
Onward and upward though…
I’m still reading my One Year Bible and today found some wonderful verses in Jeremiah. The Old Testament can be hard to read sometimes. I try to read the Bible with an active “What does this mean to ME?” mindset. Don’t know if that’s always the right way, but that’s just the way I am. When I read the OT, sometimes I come away feeling condemned because so much of the communication from God is all about the law.
Obey or be destroyed. It can be hard to feel the grace in those statements.
Today’s verses, though, did give me a glimpse at how much God wanted his children back with him. He interchangeably uses the relationship of Father and Husband. Both of those roles carry different levels of protection and intimacy.
This is what the Lord says: “O Israel, my faithless people, come home to me again, for I am merciful. I will not be angry with you forever. Only acknowledge your guilt. Admit that you rebelled against the Lord your God and committed adultery against him by worshiping idols under every green tree. Confess that you refused to follow me. I, the Lord, have spoken! Return home, you wayward children,” says the Lord, “for I am your husband.”
I just hear him aching for us to come home to Him!