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Song of Songs 3:1
All night long on my bed, I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him but did not find him.
This book, the Song of Songs or the Song of Solomon, speaks of sexual, sensual married love between a husband and wife. Many believe this is the story that Solomon wrote when love was young. There is no sorrow in this book—only the joys of marriage. Later, when Solomon sinned with so many foreign heathen women that he brought into his kingdom with their foreign gods, he wrote with a hardened and discouraged heart in the book of Ecclesiastes. Some say his first wife may have been Abishag, whom his elderly father David slept with to keep warm in his dying years, but Abishag kept her virginity. Now the two of them converse throughout the book about love. Here Solomon’s lover cannot seem to find him. Most theologians believe she was experiencing a dream in this chapter.
Before I get into trouble, let’s take a hard right turn here. A number of historical commentators believe that this whole book is a reflection of Christ the bridegroom and his church the bride. Let’s just stick with that to be safe. The reason I say that is because this book is one of two books in the Bible where the name of God is not mentioned. Yet if this book was written as a precursor to the New Testament church and its need for Jesus, I would say that there are times “When You Just Can’t Seem To Find Him.” That’s right, and I have called those times days of testing. Testing because when you feel like your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling back at you, don’t give up but press in. Because the Lord tests his followers often to determine their love for him, so this AM; Don’t give up in your pursuit of Jesus, but press in. I promise you will find him.
People have said that you are as CLOSE as the mention of your name, but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. Today I choose to press in and find you once again. Amen