The book of Hosea has a joyful message. The message is that of the compassion and love of God. Here we learn that God cannot give up on his people. Even though Israel practiced idolatry, and committed great whoredom against the Lord by forsaking him for false gods, he would not finally let them go. Here we see where sin abounds, grace super abounds. And we see that through a symbol in the book; the symbol of family.