Saturday: 30th October, 2019
Reference text: Hosea 6:1-6
Hosea 6:4 What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.
1. Deal or No deal?
2. Are you in or out?
3. Are you for or against?
4. Is it a yes or a No?
The above presents four closed questions demanding one of the two options provided as a response. Yet, somehow we manage to find middle ground, a grey area where we can respond with multiple variations of: ‘I am sitting on the fence or I am not sure’
Ultimately, what we get as a consequence is a lot of confusion where others don’t know where we stand. In Hosea today, God compares the love of Israel to morning mist which disappears at sunrise. He tells them ‘when the sun comes out, your love is nowhere to be found because I have no evidence of it. Is it here or is it not? Do you still love me or you don’t?
Love ought to be like a stream of water, fluid and continuously flowing with evidence of its existence. It ought to be seen so others can feel assured of its presence. Sometimes, the love we show to others, especially those who mean the most to us is ‘misty’. We leave them confused with our decisions and the choices we make and leave them wondering if our love for them is guaranteed.
Beloved, God has guaranteed his love for us and reminds us always ‘I have loved you with an Everlasting love’. His love can be seen, felt and experienced at all times. Let us strive also to have some consistency in the love we have for God and for one another. Let us provide constant evidence of this love so we do not leave others wondering if our love is like the morning dew that disappears at sunrise.