Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 2, 2005
Hosea gives a picture not only of the way God hurts when his people are unfaithful, but about the real power of his love. Here is a love that expects a response of single-minded faithfulness, and that won’t rest until it gets it.
If you’re familiar with the story of Les Miserables, then you’ll know that the story begins with Jean Valjean, a convict on parole, coming to a town where the only person who’ll give him a room and a meal is the local bishop, Bp Myriel. The bishop welcomes him into his house, feeds him and gives