God's Pursuing Love
“Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Because I have sinned against Him, I will bear the Lord's wrath, until He pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will see His righteousness.” - Micah 7:8-9 Though I have fallen, I will rise. Powerful words. Words of hope and redemption, spoken by a prophet who intimately knew God’s heart, and God’s desire to take His fallen children and raise us up. To be our Light when we are in darkness.
Micah saw the children of Israel rebel and fall away from the Lord. And he knew their fate. But he also knew the loving character of God, and His long-suffering patience. Micah prophesied that Israel would be restored, spiritually and physically. There were centuries of darkness when Israel as a nation did not exist, but the faith remained buried in the hearts of the people, scattered throughout the world. And now, they are restored as a nation in a modern day miracle.
A Scottish theologian named George Adam once wrote, “Other nations have been our teachers in art and wisdom and government. But Israel is our mistress in pain and patience.”
We learn from Israel the amazing depth, consistency, and passion of God’s pursuing love.
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