The Journey Continues: Feb. 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’m really late getting this done due to the arrangements here in California.  I sleep at one sister’s home but she doesn’t have wifi.  When I walked to Bonnie’s I spend so much time talking I still hadn’t gotten to it.  Well, here it finally is for anyone who is still interested.

In my devotional reading this morning the writer of my devotional book told the story of Hosea and Gomer.  Hosea was a prophet and God had told him to marry Gomer, a prostitute.  His marriage was to be an example of God’s love for Israel in spite of their continuous breaking away from Him.  I know this is not the valentine’s love we American’s talk about, but it is truly the depth of love God has for each of us.  This is the love I also want to better know and allow God to give others through me.  There use to be a chorus we’d sing when I was much younger.  When I asked God this morning what He wanted me to know immediately the words of that chorus went through my mind:  “They’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love; yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”

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