"I was the one who taught Israel to walk. I took my people up in my arms... I drew them to me with affection and love. I picked them up and held them to my cheek; I bent down to them and fed them."I find this especially touching these days, to hear God describe herself as a mother enjoying the same tasks I am caught up in with Punkin. Seeing those first wobbly steps, hearing the babbles and listening for familiar words, choosing the best ripe cherries and digging out the pits to pop that sweetness in his mouth, smothering those velvet cheeks with kisses. God knows this joy, and finds it in us. Unbelievable. Hallelujah.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Today's Bible reading is from Hosea chapter 11, verses 3 & 4. God says: