4 But I am the LORD your God
from the land of Egypt;
you know no God but me,
and besides me there is no savior.
5 It was I who knew you in the wilderness,
in the land of drought;
6 but when they had grazed, they became full,
they were filled, and their heart was lifted up;
therefore they forgot me. – Hosea 13:4-6
The story portrayed in Hosea has long had a profound effect on me personally. It is such a graphic picture of how our relationship with God must often look through His eyes. He has redeemed us at a heavy price. We have no hope apart from Him and most of the time we know it. But there are times, when we get content and satisfied and self-sufficient (or so we think), and we forget about God. Maybe it is just for a few fleeting moments or maybe for a lot longer. We come running back when things crash around us. Let us seek to remember God when all is good as much as we do in times of desperate need.