Jesus is the lover of my soul

4 10 2010

“I will make you my wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion. I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as the Lord.” (Hosea 2:19-20)

It is amazing to me how many names and characteristics God has.This video is one that I have listened to many times, but still manages to give me chills each time. Listening to this pastor describe Jesus with so many amazing characteristics reminds me over and over how truly great our God is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqTFNfeDnE

Did you watch the video? If not , go watch it before reading this next part 🙂

This weekend, I have been thinking a lot of God as a father figure. In church we talked about how we are all adopted sons and daughters of Christ, sisters and brothers united for one purpose in the Church.  However, this image is only one definition of God. As the video says, my King is indescribable, which I completely agree with. The Lord has so many definitions that my mind will never be able to understand the complexity of God. But we are not supposed to. God is God and will eternally be more complex than our minds can understand.

This morning, on my way to work, I was thinking about these characteristics, and God laid on my heart the characteristic of husband. Hosea describes this relationship between God and us perfectly. Hosea is a parable in the Old Testament of an unfaithful wide and a husband who will love her forever and continues to pursue her and bring her home to him despite her mistakes. He makes a new covenant with her to love her with righteousness, justice and unfailing love forever.This is a direct analogy to our relationship with God. We continue to be sinful day after day, yet God loves us and promises to never leave us. He continues to deeply and truly pursue us for eternity.

As I read the commentary on this passage, I was struck even more by how perfectly God assembles this relationship with Him as both father and husband to us. The original context reveals that this story spoke to the Isrealites very specifically about God both as father and husband. In Israel, a man paid money to the father of his future wife (see 2 Samuel 3:14). In Hosea, it is described that as husband, God is creating a new covenant with us. In the future, God himself will pay the money for his wife (Israel). He will be the husband and father. Jesus is the sacrifice, he paid the price to unite us in eternal covenant with God. WOW!

It is hard to fathom that the Lord desires such a personal and intimate relationship with each of  us for eternity. He knows each of us more that we know ourselves. He created us perfectly, for a purpose. He is the one and only who can love unconditionally and eternally. He is truly the lover of my soul.

In His love,

Stacey

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