I slept, but my heart was awake, when I heard my lover knocking and calling: “Open to me, my treasure, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night.”
But I responded, “I have taken off my robe. Should I get dressed again? I have washed my feet. Should I get them soiled?”
My lover tried to unlatch the door, and my heart thrilled within me.
I jumped up to open the door for my love, and my hands dripped with perfume. My fingers dripped with lovely myrrh as I pulled back the bolt.
I opened to my lover, but he was gone! My heart sank. I searched for him but could not find him anywhere. I called to him, but there was no reply. ~ Song of Solomon
A cautionary tale I see in this; the Bride has gotten comfortable. The thrill of the romance which had brought her such happiness in the beginning is getting a little routine. She’s still in love with her Lover and Husband but notice her attitude; must I? Moaning and groaning at how tedious it is to get up for her Love she wants to stay in bed, but her feelings towards Him warm as He tries desperately to get to her and she eventually gets up and moves to open the door for Him.
Alas! He’s gone! Much to her dismay and sorrow as she spends the rest of the awful night looking for Him who her heart loves.
“Whoever seeks Me will find Me.” “All who knock the door will open. Seek and you will find, ask and you will receive.” Revelation 3:20 and Matthew 7:7
Seize the moment, live in it. Always listening and ready for Him. Men are usually initiators but at times they like it when their significant other initiates to them.
Help me to live in the moment Jesus. I want to open to You when You call.
Till Jesus wills it,