I am following up last week's Hosea story with this week's.
When I read the NRSV version of verse 4, this jumped off the page at me:
I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love.
I have been doing word studies all morning on the "bands of love". I've come to the conclusion that they must be bungee cords.
How else could we have a Divine Parent who welcomes us back, no matter how far away we roam?
But, boy, that ~SNAP~ when the cord loses slack is surprising!
What are you pondering this week?