Next Week’s Message Hosea: Love Story
Fifty years ago the most popular and successful movie was based on Erich Segal’s book “Love Story.” The book tells the story of a wealthy Harvard University law student named Oliver Barrett IV who meets Jenny Cavilleri, a middle-class girl who is studying music at Radcliffe College. It’s love at first sight. The young couple marries, Oliver finds a job at a legal firm in New York City, but their happy life comes crashing down when it's discovered that Jenny has a terminal illness.
Together, they try to cope with the situation as best they can. A far greater and more significant love story is found in the pages of the Old Testament. The challenge of this love story is that the love is not reciprocal between a husband and wife. It is the undying love of a faithful husband for his wayward wife. Next Sunday, in honor of Valentine’s Day, the prophet Hosea himself will tell his story. You will not want to miss next Sunday!