The night was cosy and cold. And I had just lain on my bed, ready to sleep, when I heard my Lover knocked on the door.
He called out to me to open unto him. And my heart beats and raced faster than the rhythm of a talking drum.
‘My long awaited Lover is finally here’. I said to myself beaming with smiles.
I was filled with delight, knowing I will finally have my great Lover in my embrace. But tiredness and the comfort my bed offered, made me hesitant in opening my door to him….
I knew he was coming from a far away country. And that he had with him gifts and fragrance of love for me. But the enticement of sleep and tiredness, made me got up late.
By the time I unlatched my door, my Lover was gone. I peceived his sweet fragrance by the door — an evidence that he came by.
I took to the street that night to find my Lover and to plead for his forgiveness. He was nowhere to be found. Perhaps he has taken shelter for the night under another’s roof. No one I met could tell.
I became desperate. The sleep and tiredness that caused my delay had forsaken me at this time: I am now to blame.
I walked into the den of thieves unaware, and they took from me my purse of priced jewels.
I fell into the hands of abducters and molesters, and they stole my chastity — the last of what I held precious…
That night I learnt the hard way, to never delay a Lover’s call.
And this I tell you my friend: seek the Lord early while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.
Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart; delay not in opening your heart to Him. Remember He gave you the heart in the first place. And He is asking you to wilfully open it to Him.
Hear what He said in Revelation 3:20 KJV :
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”.
The pain and agony of missing the great Lover does not have a soothing balm, ask the foolish Virgin that missed their long awaited bridegroom [Matthew 25:1-13].
Beloved make today your day of salvation! Delay no further
[Read similar account of this in Songs of Solomon 5:1-7]