“Listen! My lover is knocking: Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. My head is drenched with dew,
my hair with the dampness of the night. I have taken off my robe — must I put it on again? I have washed my feet — must I soil them again? My lover thrust his hand through the latch-opening; my heart began to pound for him. I arose to open for my lover, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with flowing myrrh, on the handles of the lock. I opened for my lover, but my lover had left; he was gone.”
Song 5:2-6 (NIV)
The passage above relates to a bride and her lover. At an unexpected time this bride got a visitation from her beloved, then in a bid to please her beloved she hesitated in attending to her beloved. Should we blame our bride for such hesitation? But her hesitation led to grave consequences.
It will interest you to know that we are just like that bride, often so conscious of our current state much more than the outstretched arm of our beloved. Let’s remember that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. There is no reaching out to Him without Him first reaching out to us. Scripture tells us in John 3:16 that “For God so love the world that He gave…”.
Our beloved saviour says “Come unto me, all …..”. Not one, not two all and just the way you are. Adam and Eve were naked and not ashamed because they were in the embrace of our beloved saviour. Our beloved doesn’t condemn, rather He wants to cleanse.
Finally, Our beloved said;
“Come now, and let us reason together, Says the Lord, Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. Isa 1:18” (NKJV)
If you have not known Him, please say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I have lived away from you and now I want to know you, I want to drop my ways and follow your way. Thank you Jesus for saving me and forgiving me in Jesus name.” Amen
Now You are saved. Jesus loves You, I love You