Headlines from the New York Times for Thursday, September 28, 2017
The headlines today are filled with negative stories of conflict and disaster. Hosea reminds us of God’s love and grace in the midst of our tragic news. As you get informed about current events from the media, I encourage you to remember God’s loving words through the Prophet.
Readings from the Prophet Hosea for Thursday, September 28, 2017
God is shockingly transparent, as he declares his love for Israel. Israel, like the majority of countries in the world today, deserves God’s judgment. God declares, “I am God and no mortal,” and relents with regard to his wrath. What an amazing truth this is!
Hosea 11.8-9 – How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender. I will not execute my fierce anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim; for I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.
Prayers for Thursday, September 28, 2017
Dear God, we thank you for your amazing character of love and grace. There is no one like you!