Friday, July 29, 2016

Before Magellan

I'm not sure how much Hosea knew about geography, but he wrote about people from areas of the world that had not yet been discovered. He knew about this part of the world before Magellan! People would "come from the west", he wrote, and he was right. Those westerners included me.

Ponder this amazing truth: 

God spoke through Hosea more than 2700 years ago 
about the children He would have in our area of the world, 
even before the greatest minds of the time knew this land mass existed.

It's hard to wrap my mind around that. God knew we would be here from the beginning of time. 

He knew us. He knows us. He will always know us. 

No matter what choices we make, no matter how far we run or how close we stay, He knows us and He loves us. 

We serve a God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His knowledge is the same, and so is His love. 

Today, take comfort in the fact that our God knows us. 

He has always known us. 

He loves us more than we can possibly imagine. He always has, and He always will. 

This is what His love looks like: He wrapped Himself in flesh and came to dwell among us. To show us the way. To pay for the sin we couldn't afford.

One day, He's coming back for us. It might be sooner than we think, so let's live ready.

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth... For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace." John 1:14, 16 nasb

"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made up alive together with Christ..." Ephesians 2:4-5 nasb
In case you missed yesterday's post, here's the link: Highlights from Hosea, part one of two

Here's the link to the prayer guide: The Prayer List 
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