Wednesday, May 27
“Turn your eyes from me; I can’t take it anymore! I can’t resist the passion of these eyes that I adore. Overpowered by a glance, my ravished heart—undone. Held captive by your love, I am truly overcome! For your undying devotion to me is the most yielded sacrifice.” – Song of Songs 6:5 (TPT)
Doves eyesight is very fascinating information. They have very keen vision and can only focus on objects that are directly ahead of them. These unique birds are known to fixate their attention and eyesight on only one object at a time.
In Song of Songs, Solomon (the bridegroom) is a picture of Jesus while the Shulamite woman represents Christians. In the scripture above, Solomon, or Jesus, is talking to his bride. Solomon tells the Shulamite woman to stop looking at him because just a glance is overpowering. In chapter 4 and verse 1 of this book, Solomon tells his wife, “Your eyes glisten with love, like gentle doves behind your veil.” (TPT). Three different times in this poetic novel does the husband call his wife a dove.
Beloved, you are Christ’s “pure, loyal dove, a perfect partner for [Him].” (5:2 TPT). We are the Shulamite woman and Jesus is our wonderful Bridegroom King! Many of us have been at a stopping point in life where we at least once believed we were not “giving Christ our all.” I found myself shackled in these lies more than once. I believed this until I realized Jesus really does not need my all. Jesus gave His all for me! It is enough by simply glancing, not staring, glancing at Jesus. Be set free today by realizing God and His Son put in all the hard work to put us on good terms.
We who were once held captive by sin now hold Jesus captive by our love for Him. We who fixed our eyes on worldly, evil things now overwhelm and overcome the heart of Jesus. Our simple devotion of speaking, thinking, and reading of Jesus is astoundingly ample to the King of kings. Be at ease today as you can celebrate the fact that you, the Bridegroom’s precious prize, are that accepted.