We all want to be known. To be loved. To be accepted. No matter how functional our family of origin may have been, every human being longs for intimate belonging. Yet one of every two marriages fail because people find their dream of the perfect lover is destroyed. When we find someone who knows us completely and still loves and accepts us as we are, we are drawn to them. We want to spend every possible moment with them. We adore them, because they meet our need for love. We spend our lives searching for this total acceptance, this unconditional love.
Brennan Manning says, “I am utterly convinced that on judgement day, the Lord Jesus is going to ask each of us one question and only one question. ‘Did you believe that I loved you? That I desired you? That I waited for you day after day? That I longed to hear the sound of your voice?’”
When we believe this, then following God becomes our desire, our passion, our priority. When we are truly worshipping God, we will not be aware of it, because our eyes will be focused on Him.
Lose yourself in the one who sings over you:
Come then, my beloved, my lovely one, comeLose yourself in Him. Meditate on this truth every day. You are his beloved.
For see the winter is past, the rains are over and gone
Flowers are appearing on the earth,
The season of glad songs has come
The cooing of the turtledove is heard in our land
The fig tree is forming its first figs
And the blossoming vines give out their fragance
Come then my beloved
My lovely one come.*
*Song of Solomon 7:10 ff