Thursday, 24 March 2011

Thank for Thornbushes


I have been reading the book of Hosea for the past one week. This book explains Israel’s unfaithfulness towards God and God’s faithful love towards Israel. Israel like an unfaithful wife strays away from God and rejects him. God longs to bring back Israel towards Him inspite of her wayward life. And in this process, God says in Hosea 2:5, 6, “I will block her path with thorn bushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.” God says he would BLOCK her way with thorn bushes not to destroy her but so that Israel would come back to him. Out of His love God blocks. When someone puts thorn bushes on your path, you would certainly think that that person never loves you. But in this case, God, because he loves his people, blocks their way with thorn bushes. May be your life is like facing a thorn bush or a wall and you cannot find your way. May be God is the one who is orchestrating these blocks out of his love. Many times these thorn bushes keep us in the right perspective and bring us back to him. We are all alive because, God has loved enough to put thorn bushes in our way and stopped our march towards destruction. Thank God for the Thorn bushes. It is not a sign of his anger but a sign of his LOVE. It’s His Love that Blocks us and Brings us Back.

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