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.