Ezekiel 16

Ezekiel Ch. 16, Hosea Ch. 1,2, Ephesians 5:22-33

    How would you explain to a blind person what the color blue looks like?  God has the same dilemma when he tries to teach us the truth about himself.  Our mental capacity and language is very limited when it comes to explaining the infinite things of God.  The way God reveals spiritual truths to us is by using comparisons.  The bible is full of comparisons.  Jesus taught almost strictly using parables.   He compared the Kingdom of Heaven to many things, from a mustard seed to a great banquet.
    One of the most remarkable comparisons that God uses is that of the love between a husband and a wife.  We understand that love.  We understand the pain that is caused when that love is betrayed.  This image gives us just a tiny glimpse of God’s love for us.  And God’s suffering when we are unfaithful to him.

    Ezekiel 16 paints an amazing picture of a God that gives and gives only to be rejected.  You can feel his pain as the one he loves, his bride (representing his chosen people), seeks out other lovers. Using what He has given her to catch their eyes. 
    The book of Hosea tells a similar story.  God directs his prophet to marry a prostitute so that he can experience what God is experiencing with his people.  Hosea loves Gomer.  She is unfaithful.  He persues her and brings her back to himself.  He does not give up on her.  Instead he seeks her out and brings her back home. So it is with God’s love.  His love is unfailing.  His love is a pursuing love. 

What will you do when that love comes to find you?