Hosea 11 – I will settle them in their home.


How can I give you up Ephraim?  How can I hand you over Israel?… My heart is changed within me; my compassion is aroused. …  I will not carry out my fierce anger nor will I devastate Ephraim again.

They will follow the Lord; he will roar like a lion.

They will come from Egypt, trembling like sparrows… fluttering like doves.   I will settle them in their home.

I am like a sparrow.  A timid being easily startled and scared.  Considered by some to be a nuisance.  My whole being is not amount to much… can be held in one hand. But it’s okay as long as I am gathered up by you.  Then I’ll be somebody special.

I woke up this morning Saturday October 10, 2015 without knowing what I will do.  I’m not worried.  Lord, I know that I don’t have to be somebody.  I just need to be known by you.  You just want us to come to you.  You’re always waiting.

So here I am.  I brought all of me — uncertainties, plans, worries, desires, dreams.  I put my little head against your bosom.  Like a child asking for things.  Lord I pray that let everything happen according to your will.



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