Song of Solomon 5-8; Psalm 45; I Kings 5:1-12; 2 Chronicles 2:2-16
She’d just gone to bed when she heard her lover at the door. “Really?” she thought, “I just put on my PJ’s. Does he expect me to get dressed again at this hour? I washed my feet, and they’ll just get dirty again if I go to the door. Can’t it wait until morning?”
She laid there for just a minute or two before her heart began to beat with the anticipation of seeing him again, of being in his presence. She got up to greet the one she loved.
He was gone.
Some people may recognize how much God loves them and want to have a relationship with Him, but they are comfortable in their lives. They think, “I’ll give my heart to the Lord when I’m a little older, after I live a bit.”
Some Christians have a relationship with God through Jesus. But they hesitate to fully surrender because they are comfortable with an arms-length relationship at the moment. “Can’t it wait until morning?”
God doesn’t stay where He’s not wanted, and He never forces Himself on us. It’s up to us to go to Him, to open the door.
The good news for these people is that God will always forgive a repentant heart. He will welcome them with open arms whenever they come to Him through Jesus. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in..: (Revelation 3:20)
The bad news is, they will never get a repeat of today. If they ignore Jesus today, they will miss out on what God has for them today.
When we ignore God’s call on our lives we forfeit something truly amazing. And, let’s face it – we aren’t even promised a tomorrow.
I don’t know if you’ve been a Christian for decades, or whether you’ve never given your heart to the Lord. But I do know He is knocking at the door. He wants to forgive you, to fill you, to bless you more than you can imagine.
Why hesitate? You’ll never have this exact moment ever again.