Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Song of Solomon 8:5a
I used this passage this morning in my prayer letter to our Psalm 19 Intercessors and it just keeps being in my mind, so I will write a bit here about it. This speaks to me of a believer who has a measure of maturity in their relationship with their Lord. They have moved from being a person whose prayers are primarily “beggar” prayers and/or “wormy” prayers. Those who beg are usually those who have not yet understood they are truly co-heirs with Christ Jesus, and the Father is always listening and always moving on their behalf. Those who pray “wormy” prayers are stuck in the “sinner” but never “saint” mode and can not quite get their heads up to trust anything much but their own flesh.
However, a somewhat mature believer who understands, at least in some small measure, their position and the great gift of forgiveness and grace we have been given, are those who rush into the the Throne of Grace, knowing help is already flowing and the Father has already heard and is already moving on their behalf. So here in the Song, the lady is trusting her lover – she leans on his arm as she moves up from the wilderness. She leans to walk.
During the past 6 weeks, as I have been healing from a broken shoulder, I have needed a lot of assistance. The arm could not be set, so a sling was all the support that I had for the arm. In the first week or so, every movement was very painful and there was no movement without assistance. As the weeks have passed, and healing is flowing, I do most things by my self – most of the time. However, there is a bar on the bath tub – to hold to – lean on, and often an arm of a friend or family member. The equilibrium of my body was affected as I sought to always protect the arm.
So as we walk up from the wilderness, we must to lean and to allow Him to hold, support and lead. In order to do that, I must trust Him and His support. He is trustworthy. Thank you Lord, you will hold me in the middle of all. You will stabilize everything in my life so my walk is steady and paced. Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy Name!