Numbers 29:1-40; Proverbs 25:1-26:12; Luke 2:22-52
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. Song of Songs 2:10
At last, the long winter of the bridegroom’s absence was over, and he had come to claim his bride. At present the long winter of our Lord’s absence is running its course and there are times when the wintry blast and the rising storms make us long for Heaven and home. But especially we long for Him. We must also keep in mind that His longings for us are just as passionate as ours and that He waits with patience until that blessed hour, when He will arise and say “come away.” May this blessed prospect cheer our hearts mid the darkening gloom around us. —W. H. Burnett
Oh the blessed joy of meeting, all the desert past!
Oh the wondrous words of greeting, He shall speak at last.—P. Gerhard