“Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?”
Oh, to openly associate with the Beloved and to be accepted as His equal and partner. The woman seeks to share in his life and be familiar with his ways and deeds. We seek our Beloved and long to be like Him.
We want to know His ways and to be familiar with how He does things. We want to share in His work and find out how it is that He does what He does. So also the truly Beloved seeks her love, and wants to be with him and be familiar with him and not be a stranger to him. She wants to know where he rests in the middle of the day so she can visit him and she can spend time with him in the middle of the day as well as at the end of the day. She wishes to be involved in all parts of his life. She does not want to be a woman who a veil over her face and so, does not take part in what he does. She doesn’t want to be a stranger to his life, and the activities he takes part in, and have to hide her self away from all those around him. She wants to belong. Belonging is driving her to be a seeker of her beloved. She seeks him morning, day and evening. She will never give up her search because he is a prize worth searching for.
We also search after Him who we love. We seek a Saviour and a friend and a lover. We seek someone he will keep us, someone who will be with us forever and never let us down. We seek him morning and in the day and in the evening, and we will never give up our search. We search in the place we know that we will find him, in the Holy Scriptures, for they reveal Him to us and give us a for taste of what is ahead, on that great wedding day, of the Lamb.
So let us not be put off by the things in this life, let us not be disappointed by the things that trouble us, and let us not let pain or disappointment, hamper our way to the heavenly kingdom where we will find our truly Beloved. He will walk with us every day and He will never leave us or for sake us. We will be truly blessed because we will find him because we search for him with all of our hearts.
“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
Jeremiah 29: 12-14