In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself in a dark wood. Dante
A few days ago I devoured an almost 500 page novel. From the first few pages it captivated my attention. If your an avid fictional reading this may be your norm, unfortunately I am not. I also don't read romantic period literature much, so when I picked up the book I was hesitant. I really didn't think it would captivate me like it did. Interestingly I found myself wrapped up in curiosity. I tried several times to walk away from the book, but I was so drawn that I only took bathroom breaks! Now the storyline is one I'm familiar with, you may be too if you've ever read the book of Hosea. I actually have questioned quite often, could I ever do such a task as what was asked of Hosea? My answer always has been I don't think so, at least not without the Truth of Love....and now through my own circumstances I have come to understand the enduring strength, that Love asks of us. It does not quit, and it does NOT fail, EVER. The rewards are so worth it. If anything can redeem, it is only Love in the purest form. Beware though, it will ask you to give up yourself. Although what you exchange it for,will be an overwhelming faithful Love that you can not compare to anything this side of heaven.