Daily Delight

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Biblical story of the Israelites sounds a lot like the world narrative right now: There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgement of God in the land. There is only cursing, lying, murder, stealing, murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. - Hosea 4:1-2 (NIV)

Contrary to the usual Easter narrative, my church’s drama team acted out the story of Hosea. I struggled to understand how God’s first instruction to him was, “Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife and children of unfaithfulness.” Surely that was too tough a call to obedience! Yet as the play unfolded, I saw that the unconditional love Hosea was called to have for Gomer is nothing close to that He has for us, a broken and wayward people. I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. I will be like dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. -Hosea 14:4-5 (NIV)

A message that resounds throughout history, the pinnacle of it being at the cross; love. God does not find lovely people and then love them. His love is not a reaction-it is a creation. Our God does not sit by sharpening a spear, writing our names upon it as a focal point of dreaded determination-No! He has written our names on the palm of His hand; the same hand that took the nails for us.

Jesus satisfies God’s wrath toward sin through His sacrifice and now, where forgiveness is least deserved, we have it as a free gift forever. Indeed, love conquers everything!


About the Author

Joy Mueni Muli≫ ≫Joy is a 20 year old who resides with her family in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently in medical school, enjoys every bit of it and marvels at God’s fantastic intricate details within the human body. She delights in Bible Study with friends as well as making a joyful noise to her Maker by singing, playing the violin and piano. She loves music, literature, polka dots and flowers and above all, is passionate about showing God’s love to all around her; that they too may be filled with the abounding joy that comes with knowing Him. You can connect with her though her blog “Bloom” where she shares spoken word poetry and life adventures that she treasures- https://muenimuli.wordpress.com/


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