I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. (Jeremiah 31:3b ESV)
Dashing up to my room, I hastily began to retrace my steps in an effort to find the lost document. Around my room, piles of books and other papers littered either sides of the bed. Not finding it on my side, I headed over to my husband’s pile of stuff.
Fanning the stack of books like a deck of cards, my heart raced as I unexpectedly saw a few faded photos peeking out between. Suddenly the missing document held less importance.
Flopping on the floor, my hands were afraid to touch the pictures for fear of what I may find.
Taking a deep breath, I pushed the books to the side in order to expose the violating images. Sure enough, they were snapshots of old, lost loves. Here . . . right next to our bed, where we shared our most intimate moments. I cried so hard, I woke myself up.
Yes, it was only a dream. There was no missing document or sentimental shots of old girlfriends.
As I laid in the dark, praying to calm myself down, it was as though the Holy Spirit was whispering back at me about how I had likewise defiled on my Spiritual marriage bed. How often during my intimate times with Him would I ‘quickly’ check Facebook or look for an ‘important’ email that I was waiting for.
Ouch. Message received, loud and clear – oh how it must break His heart!
Lord, forgive us for things we hide in our hearts that fight for our affections. Help us to be faithful to You, the One who loved us first and most!