The God who teaches us to walk

Do you remember being taught to walk?   Of course not. But, you probably love the person who taught you to walk.  Social bonding occurs when a caregiver teaches life skills, even when we do not remember the experience.

One of the most revealing passages about God’s heart for us comes from Hosea:

When Israel was a child, I loved him…
It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
taking them by the hand,
but they never knew that I healed them.
(Hosea 11:1, 3)

God grieves as a loving father abandoned by his child.

Let’s remember and honor the God who gave us everything we have.