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. He demands we prove our love to Him as we will to another person. Are you up to meeting these criteria, first to your Lord and Saviour Jesus and then your fellow brothers and sisters?
“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.”(1Peter 5:7) 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. Now, during this time of crisis, we have hope and that is to cast all our cares upon Him who always cares for us.
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
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.” If ever you need some level of comfort it is now in the dark hour. God will always be our helper, healer and deliverer. Have a blessed day.