This morning I had an hour or two to kill before my Romans class. I have known about this little place on campus for a while now. Just a plain gazebo, nothing special. I've always said to myself, "Man, I really need to spend some time over there." But walked on, went about my day, and continued to fade back into the stresses of school and life. But this morning, the Lord was calling me, ever so loudly. So I sat in silence and listened for the first time in a long time.
And for nearly an hour I lost myself into the book of Song of Solomon.
"Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away."
Song of Solomon 2:10
"Let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely."
Song of Solomon 2:14
After reading those passages, I felt so comforted. My Lord and Savior wants to hear my voice again. He wants to see my face. He calls them lovely and sweet.
I am His love and He has called me beautiful. In the stillness and in the quiet of that moment, the Lord whispered this words.
come rest, My beloved.
Those four words have been echoing in my head all day. But what do they mean?
With 22 credits, I have plenty of homework to do at any point and time. Even now, as I type these words, assignments, lectures, and papers are running through my head. But I must stop.
Today, I have felt such a peace. A kind of peace that I haven't felt in as long as I could remember. I wasn't constantly concerned about my deadlines or all of my personal expectations for myself.
Ever since I have arrived here at bible college, I have been going non stop. Worship practice here, class there, dorm meeting now, chapel tomorrow morning....it is a little insane. I got sucked into the busyness and never really have a chance to step back and enjoy. Enjoy fellowship with others, enjoy time with my Savior, enjoy my surroundings, enjoy anything!
So, I can assure you I will spend much more time resting in the one who wants to hear my voice and calls me beloved.