Draw Me and I Will Run After Thee
Song of Solomon 1:1-4 “The song of songs, which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee”
From the days of Adam and Eve in the garden Satan has always made sin very alluring. Eve being tempted by the serpent saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise.
The human eye is an amazing thing. Light must be present in order for us to see while on the other hand there is a darkness that can be felt. Light is not the absence of darkness but darkness is the absence of light! Spiritually speaking we need the Light in order to navigate our way through the darkness of this world.
The darkness of night draws out many sinful activities. Individuals use the cover of darkness to hide their evil deeds. Jesus said in John 3:19-21,“And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God”.
The lights that light up places like Disney Land have a wonderful attraction to our natural senses. Lights have been used for advertising since the beginning of their invention. In Jesus is life and that life is the light of men. John said that the light shined in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. John the Baptist was sent to bear witness of the Light, the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
It is not a coincidence that Jesus is the Light. In him is no darkness at all. There is a wonderful attraction to our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ! When I used to sit in the darkness of the dimly lit bars that had me bound by alcohol, otherwise known as “spirits”, outside there was a Light that was calling me and drawing me away from the life of darkness I was living. What a beautiful day it was when the Light of this glorious gospel shined in my dark heart! The light illuminated my sins, which were many, and drew me away from them. I turned from the darkness I was living in and made my way to the Light, Jesus Christ! “Come see a man that told me everything that I have ever done”, said the woman at the well when the Light exposed her sin, past and present. Instead of running away from Jesus in anger she ran away in hope! Running back to the city she proclaimed, “Is not this the Messiah, the one we have been longing for”? The entire city followed her to where Jesus, the Light, was. Many believe on her word while others checked him out first.
We need to represent the Light of the world to others so they too can come to Jesus and find that they no longer have to be engulfed by the darkness of the world of sin. Song of Solomon said, “Draw me and we will run after thee”!
Peter wrote, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy” I Pet 2:9-10
Thank God for his mercies which are new every morning. God has called us out of the lifestyle of darkness and brought us into the banqueting house of his marvelous light and his banner over us is love.
Today let us show forth our praises to Jesus for drawing us to the Light. Let it be your prayer today that says, "Draw me, Lord, and I will run after thee". Don’t let Satan’s lies deceive you into thinking that the darkness that he presents is light; it is nothing but an illusion! Sin will lead you to darkness but Jesus will lead you to His marvellous light!
Thank you for reading today and may the Lord continue to bless you.
Pastor Ken Winkler