The Courtship

DSC00665                                                           The Courtship

“Behold, he comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.  My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he stands behind our wall, he looks forth at the windows, showing himself through the lattice.”
Song of Solomon 2:8-9

Without fanfare, Jesus paints the sky for every dawn—drawing you. Silently He closes the day with fireworks of colors in every hue—calling you.  Like magic He gives the birds their sweet song and He leaves His footprints on the dewy roses—waiting—for you.

This is Jesus, your bridegroom.  He’s courting you. He’s beckoning you to come. He looks through your window and waits outside your door. Arise and go to Him. Let His fragrance and love wash over you. Yet you hesitate. Why does your Beloved wait?

“My beloved spoke, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away… The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come… Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”
Song of Solomon 2:10-13

“Do you love me more than these?” He inquires.

“But Lord, my schedule is so full and the prayers of warfare must be prayed. And if I don’t intercede, then Satan will run rampant.”

“Oh… is that so? Aren’t I in control? But I say to you, lovest thou these more than Me? Can’t the dishes wait and demanding obligations stand in line while I pour my grace and strength upon you? While I love you…while I draw you to Myself? And who told you that these other things take precedent? Isn’t that the letter of the law that stifles our courtship”?

But, Lord, the times are evil. And, Lord, to stop and sit in the garden with you…well it just doesn’t seem right when so much is wrong in the world.   How can I sit idly by and enjoy Your company when everywhere I look there is so much devastation?

“My daughter, have you forgotten. I am your first Love.  To see your face is my desire. To hear your voice is music to my ear. Come from the cleft of the rock and let me see your face and hear your voice.

So my dear sisters, I implore you. Seek your Beloved today. Come from your prison house and find Him whom your soul loves. And when you find Him—never let Him go!DSC00705

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2 Responses to The Courtship

  1. Robbie March 5, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    It’s true, Margie, “The heavens declare the glory of God.” His beauty and love are everywhere.
    Psalm 19:1 has long been one of my favorite verses because God’s glory speaks to me. It speaks to me of His great love for me and for all of His creation.
    Lord, help me to stop, listen and absorb your love until I can hold it no more. Let it overflow to those around me so that they may also arise and receive Your love. Thank you, Margie, for this beautiful reminder of God’s great love.

    • admin March 6, 2014 at 9:47 am #

      Dear Robbie,
      You are right! The Lord calls to us through His creation. In fact He created everything musing all the time of how much we would savor His world! Imagine you are there, out of view, as you watch Elohim roll up His sleeves.

      ” Oh, I just know Robbie will love these little birds. I can’t wait to see her face when I change the color of the leaves. And oh, the flowers, wild and free she will reflect and be free also!”

      This bring tears to my eyes but it is true. All He created was crafted in Love for you!
      I love you too,
      Margie

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