an undeserving love from hosea & Ishi


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the beautiful mt. makiling viewed from sm, calamba, laguna, philippines

in my own judgment,
hosea & gomer isn’t a perfect match.
why her?!
she had a terrible past
why her?!
and at this moment she’s in a not-so-pretty state.
why her?!
of all the Godly women out there,
why her?!

in my own judgment,
hosea deserved someone better!

yet, amidst the imbalances in life and our perceived judgments,
God is God.
God, the Holy Sovereign God, always knows what is best even if in our judgments seem to be not.
He allowed hosea to choose gomer, to demonstrate His love towards Israel.

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and hosea took gomer.
for hosea’s faith is deeply & amazingly rooted only in God.
i believe that hosea is a faithful man who resembles the faith of my adorable future husband.

for me, God’s love towards gomer is more unbelievable
as He said in Hosea 2: 19-20, 16 (nasb)

“(19)I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In loving kindness and in compassion,
(20) And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord.
(16) it will come about in that day, ” declares the LORD, “that you will call me Ishi And will no longer call Me Baali.”

since then gomer started to call God as her Ishi, which means “my husband”
in that moment God affirmed His true love to gomer, an undeserving love

above all, the most scandalous Love, the greatest Love story is
when God sent His perfect Son the Lord Jesus Christ
to die and pay for our sins on the cross,
and He rose again, showed Himself to many people, and went to His throne
when in turn the Holy Spirit went down to indwell in the believers,
and to work as what God commanded

why us?!
we are broken and flawed like gomer!
john 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

because He so loved us!

not just to save us but also to redeem us and be like Christ
to turn back from our sins

do you believe?

how sweet and gracious our God is!
God the Redeemer!
God is the God of hosea & gomer, the God of all!
God is the God of our unexpected love stories with so many worth-it detours

few things i’ve learned:
don’t steal the keyboards, touch screens, pens, and paint brushes from God.
let God create His masterpieces including your love story, and submit to Him.

Send me the best BW Tampal!

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