Scarcely had I left them
When I found Him whom my soul loves;
I held on to 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 Songs 3:4
I Would Not Let Him Go
Our maiden had resisted the promptings of the Holy Spirit back at the end of Chapter 2, and has now come through a time of heart wrenching emptiness without Him.
Now that she has reconnected, she is pressing in with new enthusiasm. Her passion is actually increased by the discipline of the Lord.
I use the phrase discipline of the Lord, because I feel that the lightest and earliest discipline we receive from the Lord is a lifting of His felt presence.
She has come to a place in her relationship where, though He would never coddle her willingness to “sit out” the adventures of faith He has planned for her, He does not forsake her. He simple goes on without her. The adventure happens, and she is still trying to connect with the intimacy she once knew.
This drives her to a search for Him, a desperate search.
Rather than this short time of testing causing her to pull back, it draws her to Him with a new zeal and passion.
She won’t be denied His touch any longer.
So where does she take Him once she is back in that wonderful place?
Ah Mother’s house. Where is this place?
She brings Him back to the household of faith where she first met Him.
In the Song, Mother’s house is a picture of the Church. I am not talking about a building on the corner of Washington and Main. I’m referring to those the Lord has gathered in your locality.
These are the ones God has provided for you and you for them.
Hear me now, I am not even talking about the organization. I am talking about the Body of Christ, men and women, boys and girls, children and adults, who gather together in the name of Jesus to worship Him, to live life together, to share life, the joys, the sorrows, the long hard times, the wonderful blessings. God has fit you together.
He is the Master Builder, and you are a perfect fit in the Body of Christ. You have gifts and talents and a temperament that create a piece of the body that cannot be replaced or imitated. [Tweet This]
When she was in need, she went to those in the body who are watching out over her soul, the leadership, the watchmen. Now, restored, she comes back and brings Jesus with her.
Yes, you’re right, Jesus never left, but the Church need to share in your joys, in your reignited passion. There is nothing more beautiful than a Christian who is deeply in love and exuberant in their relationship with the Lord.
Where are you today? The song is painting a wonderful picture of the stages we go through as Christians in our relationship with the Lord, and with His people.
Are you in a quiet place – go search Him out, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Are you in a place of rejoicing – take hold of Him and take Him to your mother’s house.
See you again soon.
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