Bro. Caleb Taft
Waking with The Word | Song of Solomon 2:9
Song of Solomon 2:9
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
Our beloved Christ isn't seen face to face as we will one day see him. For now we see him through the window and lattice work of his word, we feel his sweet presence at times, when by His Spirit, heavenly wind blows. When a person sees some shy animal through the window they will call everyone in the house over to see a small glimpse of the beautiful creature that graced them with his presence. Everyone who saw it will count themselves blessed to have seen it and in every conversation they will find a way to tell the other party of the time they saw the reclusive creature. This is how we see Christ in this current dispensation of time, through the lattice window of the Word of God. Lattice was a common window in the days of Solomon, before there was glass. Lattice work would allow in light and a breeze and keep out birds. Lattice is built line upon line and every line has to be perfectly straight or else all of your work will run together. When properly built every line is straight and light and wind may enter in and allows sight into the courtyard. This is a representation of the word of God which is line upon line, precept upon precept. It is infallible, inerrant, and totally perfect. It let's in heaven's light and heaven's breeze and through it we see Christ. In the Old testament we see in Him in types and shadows, in the New Testament we see the very Christ. We see Him dimmly now, in comparison to how vividly and clearly we will see him in that great day we will shall see Him face to face. I'm reminded of a Safari we went on and when people heard there was a pride of lions sleeping under a tree there was an excitement that shot through the group, just at the thought of being able to see these shy lions. When we reached the pride of lions people began to gasp and take pictures and when the initial shock had worn off there was a quiet clam that settled in as people studied the movements and personalities of the Lions. We set there in awe of these beautiful creatures for some time and when we got back home we showed off the pictures and told the story of how we sat and watched and studied their movements. I'm glad that someone pointed Christ out to me in the Bible. At first glimpse He took my breath, His mercy, His forgiveness, His Grace and His ability to save. I can never forget the first day that I looked unto Him and was made whole. That certainly wasn't the last time, I find myself studying him and the more you inspect and reflect on Him the more glorious you realize He is. If a glimpse can save us then a gaze can sanctify us. You'll find the more that you study the Lion of the tribe of Judah the more you will tell of the glorious things you found Him to be. If we stand in awe of God's creatures imagine now what glory is in the creator of these creatures. One day I'll know Him fully, One day faith will become sight, one day the things I found so glorious on this side will become a millionfold more glorious and we'll testify with the Queen of Shiba, that "The half has not yet been told." Until that glorious day I will be waiting by the lattice window of God's Word watching and waiting for the light and breeze of heaven and another glorious glimpse of The Lion of The Tribe of Judah.
Song of Songs 1:4
4 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. (KJV)