“Ephraim is like a dove,
silly and without sense,
calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.
As they go, I will spread over them my net;
I will bring them down like birds of the heavens;”
This is such a heart warming passage. What I learned about Jesus from this is that our backsliding and straying initiates His pursuit of us. As soon as we fall off the straight and narrow, it is His cue to come after us. He is ever present in watching all His sheep, ensuring that none stray away. He is the God who pursues after His children in love.
So if you are far off, know this: The Lord is currently coming after you!