And the Hound of Heaven pursues once again and forever. Them and us.
Ezekiel 39:25 “Therefore thus says the Lord God: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name."
613 commands they had to obey. How could they even remember them all. No one could live them out every day. Impossible. The Jewish system and all its rules. From 10 Commandments to over 600. And God is moving to redeem. Christ came.
Christ's invitation: Come to Me. Doesn't matter if it's just one rule. Always breaking one. Oh, that we live attached to the One Who can do something about all this weariness and woe.
COME BOLDLY: Timeless Prayers
Father, we are touched deeply by Ezekiel and his holy living and preaching and loving and prophesying. You truly are the Hound of Heaven. And You will never ever let us go. Help us to know this day Your Holy Fire and Desire for each one of us. You are jealous for me---as the song says. May we sing it today!
PHOTO: The Hound of Heaven comes. From the days of Jerusalem to the days of hill country, He comes.