Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing story of Hosea, whose life became such a beautiful picture of Your love for Israel and such a wonderful comfort for all Your children. Thank You that You are a faithful God, and that in Your mercy You have done all that is necessary for me to be forgiven of my sins - past, present and future - by faith in Christ. Thank You that by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone, I am eternally Yours. And thank You that nothing can separate me from Your love, and that no one can pluck me out of Your hands. Keep me faithful to my calling. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.