Thursday, March 14, 2013
A Love Story Reflecting God's Heart for Israel
If you read my reviews often, you know I really like Biblical fiction. To me, the Scriptures just seem to come alive. Maybe it is because I love history. But a story like this, taken from the Bible and put into an every day setting, makes sense. Mesu does an amazing job at describing Israel, the pagan gods, and what was going on in that time period. She makes you think about your own relationship with God. Am I allowing things to become more important than my relationship with God? Do I realize how much He really loves me, and what He is willing to go through to rescue me? Hosea's relationship with his wife Gomer, is just one of the many examples of how much our Heavenly Father loves us. But this book also attests to the fact that our God is a just God and must discipline His people when they refuse to obey Him. As I usually do with a biblical fiction novel, I went back and read the story of Hosea and Gomer in the Bible.
Have you read Hosea? What is your opinion on this story and God's love for us? Do you agree that God goes to incredible measures to demonstrate how much He cares for His people?