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COMMUNION MEDITATION: Take Me Away With You!


Communion Meditation…

Take Me Away With You

Take me away with you – let us hurry! Let the King bring me into his chambers. – Song of Solomon 1:4

The older commentaries took the Song of Solomon as an allegory of the love between Christ and His Church. Today, most see this book as an idealized description of the sensual love between a man and a woman as God would have it.

As such, it can still function to describe the relation­ship between Jesus and His Church, for Ephesians 5:21-31, which speaks of husbands and wives, closes by applying it to Christ and the Church as well.

In the verse above, do you see the urgency expressed by the bride as she longs for the King (her espoused husband) to take her away into his chambers?

This is the urgency the Church is to have for the return of the Lord to take us home. Revelation 21:1 speaks of the new heaven and the new earth – and of “the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.”

In this supper, we “show forth the Lord’s death until He comes.” That is, this feast is but a foretaste of the wedding supper of the Lamb and of His bride.

Am I as eager for that Day to come as a bride is for her husband to take her away into his chambers? If not, is it because my love for Him is weak and dim?

Lord, let my love for Jesus burn bright as I await His coming! Amen!

PERSONAL NOTE:

I spent 11 days and 10 nights away from home, returning on the 23rd of August. During that time, I traveled more than 2,000 miles speaking on behalf of Eastern European Mission. That is why there has been a “gap” in my blogging activity. Nor am I now promising to get back to daily blogging! EEM, for whom I am a regional representative, is hard at work promoting our sixth “Million Dollar Sunday,” scheduled for October 31. These occur when we receive an opportunity too important to pass up – and also too large to fit into our budget. The budget for such an opportunity will always be in seven figures at least (so far we’ve not had one that was larger than seven figures). The name “Million Dollar Sunday” comes from the first such effort in 1998 when that was the actual budget for the project.

This year, we received invitations from two different former Communist regions – one in Russia and one in Ukraine – to put Bibles in all of the public schools of the regions. These regions are comparable in size to one of our states, so this is no mean undertaking.

Two weeks ago, we received an additional invitation to place Bibles in 40 schools of the Crimea, a part of Ukraine. These schools, not all Crimean schools, are in an area with a high proportion of Muslim people. These Bibles will be in those schools in time for the beginning of school in September. The Bibles for the other two regions (states) will be in the schools by September of next year.

Thank you for your patience with me while I devote time to this important work.

Go to the EEM website here to learn more about this project.

Jerry

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