But they did not know that I healed them. Hosea 11:3 NASB
I was chasing down the cross reference from Matthews account of Jesus’ birth
"OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON." - Matthew 2:15 NASB
and it led me to Hosea 11.
There I found a heartbreaking story of how the Father led His children, Israel, out of the bondage of slavery in Egypt. The language is touching and tender:
I called My son.
I took them in My arms.
I taught them to walk.
I healed them.
I led them with bonds of love.
I lifted their yoke.
That last bit reminds me of the Psalm.
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions. - Psalm 107:20 NASB
And yet, the sad truth is:
But they did not know that I healed them. - Hosea 11:3 NASB
Do we miss what God has done in our lives?
He called me His son—us His sons and daughters.
He stretched out His arms toward me.
He taught me to walk.
He saved (sozo - saved, healed, delivered, freed) me to the uttermost.
He led me with bonds of love so deep and strong it cost his very life.
He took my yoke upon Himself.
And there are days I forget that He healed me. I forget He lifted my yoke. I forget how to walk as He taught me.
Lord, heal me again. Let us walk together. May my heart and mind ring with your truth day and night. May I walk in all that you have given me and never again despise your gifts.