Jesus is yearning to have fellowship with us and and to hear words
of love drop from our lips. He is waiting for us. He wants us
to be close to Him. He wants to speak to our hearts, to
cultivate love’s intimate relationship with us. Only in times of quiet
when no one else distracts us, and nothing else draws us away,
can Jesus visit us with His love. Let him who wishes to know the
presence of Jesus and who desires to enter into bridal love
for Jesus keep his times of quiet holy and faithfully for Him.
Jesus is waiting for our love. As important
as our sacrifices and our obedience to the
commandments are for God (the rich young ruler sacrificed, and kept the
commandments), they are not enough. Sacrifices and obedience do not
necessarily yield the “eternal, divine life.” Love does not necessarily
pulsate through them. Jesus is pulsating life and love, which stems from
the divine, eternal life which He has granted to us, is the proper
response to His love for us. This love leads us to keep His
commandments, which are His wishes for us. It will lead us to bring
Him many gifts, and to offer Him sacrifices- but in a different spirit.
…Bridal love for Jesus is filled with delight. There is no greater,
happier, higher, richer love.
By: Basilea Schlink