“Let us strive to know the Lord. His appearance is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the land.” ~Hosea 6:3
I love this verse. And this book! Backstory: Hosea’s name means “Deliverance” and is called the “Prophet of Divine Love.” In chapter 6 specifically, Hosea encourages people to repent and hope in God. Hosea’s story is quite beautiful. The Lord prepared Hosea for his work through lessons from the sins of his unfaithful wife. Through this suffering, he understood how God was grieved at the wickedness of Israel and how her sins were not only against God’s law, but an insult to true love. In love, and at great cost, he restored his wayward wife and in that act saw a hope of the restoration and forgiveness of Israel. Thinking of that backstory should make this verse come even more alive in our hearts.