Did you know that what God does in the natural, He does in the spiritual too?
What a wonderful occasion the royal wedding was on Saturday. With the marriage of Harry and Megan, different nationalities and Christian denominations were married together in unity. Famous people from the worlds of media, drama, music, fashion, sport, politics, the military and royalty mixed with ordinary everyday people, the rich and the poor, black and white, all celebrating together in love and harmony.
The readings were from Song of Songs and as soon as it began I was reduced to uncontrollable sobbing! These two readings are what Come away with Me is all about. Years ago I kept listening to Dance with Me by Jesus Culture and just kept sobbing. I asked Jesus why it affected me so much, He told me that He had been singing this song over me since I was in the womb. The words were taken from this very passage.
My Lover spoke to me and said
“Arise, my darling, my beautiful one
and COME AWAY WITH ME. The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth;
The season of singing has come,
The cooing of doves is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit;
The blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one
COME AWAY WITH ME.
(Song of Songs 2 v 10-13)
The second reading was from Song of Songs 8 v 6-7
Place me like a seal over your heart
Like a seal on your arm;
For love is strong as death,
Its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire
Like a mighty flame.
Many waters cannot quench love;
Rivers cannot wash it away.
If one were to give all the wealth
Of his house for love,
It would be utterly scorned.
This speaks of a burning passionate love which nothing will put out, no storm or persecution, no hardship or disaster. This is how Jesus our heavenly Bridegroom loves us and He is inviting each one of us to experience this love. When we have experienced perfect love, love which loves us despite our faults and weaknesses, we will begin to change and transform. We, too will start to love like He does, we, too, will start to love others just as they are. We will stop judging and criticizing but will reach out in love and forgiveness. This is what love is all about. Love changes everything!
Will you accept this royal invitation into love?
He wants you to be His royal bride?
It is a journey, it will begin with dating and move on
towards a wedding and a marriage. Then you will
walk alongside Him in this life as His royal bride, together you will help to change the world.
Take a look at the Come away with me poem.