Therefore I am now going to allure her;I will lead her into the desert, and speak tenderly to her.Hosea 2:14: This really speaks to my heart. God loves us so very much, and is so gracious to us. We may leave Him, but He never leaves us. We may put other people, or things ahead of Him, but we always come first with Him. He seeks us out, so that He may love us. He never gives up on us, no matter how many times we let Him down. If we call on Him, He always answers. He never promised us that our life would be a perpetual blooming rose garden, He told us that there would be plenty of thorns along our journey. I have learned to be grateful for the thorns in my life, for when I am experiencing them, I am closer to God than ever. When the world turns away, I am left alone with my God. I can truly hear His sweet voice as He speaks precious words of love and comfort to me. Thank You for alluring me Lord, and speaking tenderly to me. You are the love of my life.