HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.” (Songs of Solomon 8:5).
Shall you make the claim most practical and real and lean like John your full weight on the Lord’s breast? That is the way He would have us prove our love.
“If you love me lean hard,” said a heathen woman to her missionary, as she was timidly leaning her tired body upon her stalwart breast. She felt slighted by the timorous reserve and asked the confidence that would lay all its weight upon the one she trusted.
And He says to us, “Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you.” He would have us prove our love by a perfect trust that makes no reserve. He is able to carry all our care, to manage all our interests, to satisfy all our needs.
Let us go forth leaning on His breast and feeding on His life. John not only leaned but also fed. It was at supper that he leaned. This is the secret of feeding on Him, to rest upon His bosom. Hallelujah. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (1Peter 2:2) Where do newborn babies get their milk supply? Hence, John was demonstrating to us what we should do as new believers. It will be a problem today to see another minister leaning on their Pastor or Bishop. That will be the end of the church.
This is the need of the fevered heart of man. Let us cry to Him, “Tell me whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon.” As the Shepherd of the flock, you must provide enough food for the congregation. Milk in abundance for the young converts and meat for the adults. Therefore, brethren preach the word of God in season and out of season so the souls will be fed. In doing so, depart from evil and may Almighty God bless and keep you.