Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 17, 2011

It's said, "It's hard to be an atheist when there are bullets flying all around." In other words when people get really scared, there is a tendency to cry out to God. Or with bullets flying, and people dying around you in a foxhole, people start thinking about God.
Then I will return to my lair until they have borne their guilt and seek my face--in their misery they will earnestly seek me.
- Hosea 5:15 TNIV
As the Hosea saga continues, like Hosea's wanton wife, so the people of God are a hard-hearted, not quick to repent kind of people. Yet, God tells Hosea, in their misery they will once again cry out for me: "they will earnestly seek me."

What does that say of us? I pray it doesn't take disaster to summon our whole-hearted devotion to Jesus Christ. Yet, even if it does, God is the god who will hear our cry.

Dale Patterson