"In you the orphan finds mercy." Hosea 14:3
Oh, the mercy of the Father.
Mercy- "to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion"
The heart of the Father toward His children is seen in His provision and tenderness for His children. How he cares for the fatherless and goes to great lengths to defend His orphan in His sweet mercy and compassion. Can you imagine how the Father's heart must yearn for these children? He promises to defend them and care for them out of His compassion and mercy for them. He has done the same for us as His adopted children by being rich in His love and mercy and bringing us into His family by the blood and perfection of Jesus.
Matt is preaching out of Hosea tonight, so this morning I was finishing the book and came to this verse. What a promise! With mercy, the Father defends His orphans by defending us even in the midst of the warfare of this pursuit for His name to be known. Have mercy, O Lord. I can't wait to hear what my favorite pastor has to say tonight about the book of Hosea and God's great plan from eternity past to rescue and redeem His people.