You dance over me, while I am unaware.
Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.
A friend showed me this verse last week, and I have been meditating on the beauty of these words. Why? Because they are just what my heart needs to hear, right now, and I love how the Bible speaks to my soul in every season. So dive into the verse with me. “I will allure her,” so loving and intimate. God is alluring me. That means I am so special to him that he will take precious time to draw or lead me. Then “bring her into the wilderness,” and I wonder why the wilderness? The desert is an amazing place. It is a place of extremes, where few living things can survive, but there is life in the desert and amazing beauty. So if God allures me to the wilderness, what does he want to tell me or teach me? Maybe that I cannot do this life on my own, that I need him. I also think he wants to take me to a place where he can spend time with me alone, to a place where I cannot survive without Him. There he will “speak tenderly.” This brings tears to my eyes, because I know that he speaks tenderly to me. Sometimes, I ignore it or have too much distraction to hear it, and sometimes, I don’t want to hear it. Even then, he is still there speaking tenderly to my heart, but the best place to hear these tender words is in the desert, when I am desperate for help and hope. Then I can hear and drink deeply of the water that only he can provide. John 7: 37-38 If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of the heart will flow rivers of living water.”
On Sunday morning we sang this song at church, and the words were just another reminder of this intimacy he longs to have with me.
You dance over me, while I am unaware. You sing all around, but I never hear the sound. Lord, I’m amazed by you.
Lord, make my heart open to your tender words. I want to experience this through all the seasons of my life, but especially—today—in the desert!