The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 27 March 2019 – When The King Seems Lost
TOPIC: When The King Seems Lost
READ: Songs of Solomon 3:1-11 King James Version (KJV)
1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.
8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.
11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.
The terrible things happening in the world today often make people to wonder whether God is still in control. Again, faithful believers often face challenges of unemployment, barrenness, sickness, poverty, bondages, business downswings, erring children, etc., making it seem as if God is lost.’ Such believers spend time with Jesus but fail to find Him like the bride in time of their need (verse 1).
The response of the bride in this passage is a lesson for us during such trying times. In verse two, she decided to find her king and she remained resolute even when she could not find him (verse 2). She also asked about her King from watchmen who could not provide satisfactory answers. Undeterred, she continued her search till she found him in verse 4, held him and brought him into her mother’s house.
Do you abandon or look for God during trying periods? Do you meet the right people for godly counsel? Do you ensure that the testimony of your miracle when it happens is an avenue to touch members of your family or friends? Learn from the bride who brought the King to her mother’s house. Hold on in spite of the prolonged silence of heaven till your miracle occurs. Your testimonies will transform lives in Jesus’ Name.
Prayer: Lord help me not to waiver in trying times but to hold on till my miracle manifests to change lives around me in Jesus’ Name, Amen.