Song of Solomon 1:4
Draw me away!
THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM
We will run after you.
The king has brought me into his chambers.
THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM
We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will remember your love more than wine.
Rightly do they love you.
Sometimes love can be so overwhelming we must set ourselves apart to regain our stability. Sometimes the Grace of God can be so heavy on us that we are forced to say, “Stop! I can’t take anymore!” In our physical being this is true, but not in our spirit. Physically, people want what we have, and they clamor for it, sometimes in a negative way because they don’t know what they are asking for. They simply know they want what we’ve got.
But spiritually, as our King pulls us inside to His Spirit, we discover just how large is His love and our love. Blended together our love has no boundary, no end. His chambers, the third heaven, goes on forever, and we live there by love.
The chorus, representing the world in this scene, sees the extent of our blended love, the Lord’s and ours, and can do nothing but rejoice. All things are possible in the midst of such love. The world wants what we’ve got.
Song of Solomon 1:3
Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.
It’s almost uncanny that the Lord wants us to walk so closely with Him that we can smell the oils He puts on His body, the cologne He splashes on His face. These may be metaphors, but oh to be so cognizant of Him that these particulars capture our attention, instead of the horrible state of affairs in the world or our demands and needs. Those who are in love never bother with the dour aspects of life. Being in love is enough to motivate the world around us to appear and even smell nice.
I don’t know about you, but I can remember saying my at-the-moment crush’s name over and over until my friends would mimic and tease me. But now, in my maturity, I find that repeating my love object’s name over and over does wonders for the atmosphere and actually changes things: “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!” Do your part, my friend. Love is a two-way street. Being in love draws those who have no love object to come near and share our enthusiasm for the one we love.
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.