“On my bed at night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him. I must arise now and go about the city; In the streets and in the squares. I sought him but did not find him. The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me. And I said have you seen him who my soul loves?
Scarcely had I left them when I found him who my soul loves; I held onto him and would not let him go until I had brought him to my mother’s house, and into the room of her who conceived me.” Song of Solomon 3:1-4 NASB
The Shulamite had a troubled night just before her wedding. In a dream she wandered the city searching for her beloved. When she found him she held on tight refusing to let go until she brought him into her home.
The young lover was profoundly affected by this event. Even if it was just a dream.
My heart was sick and sad. I started crying out to God. I did not know how to pray. I recited the Lord’s Prayer over and over again in bed. I asked Jesus to save my family. He answered that prayer. He did not do it the way I thought He would.
A short time later I bought a little trailer. I went to bed alone at night and woke up alone in the morning. Until the Lord intervened.
I woke up one morning feeling as if something incredible happened but I could not put my finger on exactly what it was. My spirit was revived. I had hope. My future was secure. My life would never be the same. What happened that night?
A few weeks later I came home and checked my answering machine. I heard a familiar voice. Could it be love? Had she searched me out and found me?
In 1976 I bought a ring for my girlfriend. I made one for me out of decorative wire. We stood before the Lord and asked Him to join us together in marriage. I did not honor that commitment. God did. Sixteen years later He brought us back together.
Love and romance filled my heart. I was introduced to a daughter I never knew. Jesus knocked at the door of my heart. He gave me the faith to answer. I began a love affair with the giver of life. It will never end!
What happened on that lonely night in my little trailer? I like to think my beloved searched me out. He found me in a dark and lonely place. He held onto me and refused to let go until He brought me home to His family!
The Great lover is searching for you today. He may be drawing you for the first time. He wants you to join Him in the greatest love affair the world has ever known. He may be calling you to reignite the passion of your first love. He will hold you tight and never let you go.
How will you respond to the Lord’s loving call? Will you grab a hold of His love? Will you refuse to let go until He takes you home? Jesus refuses to let go of you! The Lover of your soul will lead you into His Father’s House if you follow Him today!
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