The story of Hosea in the Old Testament is remarkable. Hosea is told to marry Gomer, a prostitute, who then is unfaithful to him. But Hosea is called by God to keep loving her – and then bring her back. The book of Hosea uses this relationship to describe God’s relationship to the people of Israel and to us – we are unfaithful to God, and yet he keeps loving us. It is this story that we shall be exploring in the new year. Have a read of this extraordinary book.