In my personal Bible reading, I’ve been following The Bible Project’s reading plan. I’m now in the prophets, and what a lot of beautiful, poetic, and picturesque passages they contain!
Last week Hosea 14:2-4 snagged my attention:
“Take words with you,
And return to the LORD.
Say to Him,
‘Take away all iniquity;
Receive us graciously,
For we will offer sacrifices of our lips…
For in You the fatherless finds mercy.’”
I love the humble attitude of these verses. The image of a wagon filled with words came to mind. In order to preserve the readability of the verses in my Bible, I made them part of the wagon’s load.
A little girl pulls it because isn’t that how we come to God—in childlikeness?
God invites us still, whatever our situation; “Take words with you and return to the LORD… ‘For in You the fatherless finds mercy.’”