by Pastor Mark Downey
Today, I would like to share the greatest love story that few have heard. Sometimes God reveals the truth in ways that have not been previously told. Past generations have gotten so caught up in religion that by omission, the greatest love story has not been told. But, once it is revealed, I think it's a truth that is earth shaking and one that can entirely change a person's life and understanding of the Bible.
When Moses officiated the covenant ceremony between God and the Israelites at Mt. Sinai, it was a wedding and they were pronounced man and wife. An entire nation of blood relatives, composed of 12 tribes or large families, became the bride and wife of God. They were known collectively as Israel and should not be confused with the modern application by the same name. In fact, God still loves these descendants of ancient Israel, but they became, as Jesus called them, the lost sheep.