Jesus Lord, We’re Captured by Your Beauty

The Bible is a love story concluding in New Jerusalem with an eternal marriage of the Triune God and all His people. This is what John saw and what we see in Revelation 21:2 and 21:9-11. There is a song about this eternal romance which begins:
..Jesus Lord, I’m captured by Thy beauty,
_.._All my heart to Thee I open wide;

These first two lines point us in the proper direction. We did not initiate the relationship with God, the relationship which culminates in New Jerusalem. Rather, we were drawn by the beauty of the Lord Jesus and then, in response to Him, we opened our heart.

New JerusalemThe last verse of the song says:
..My Beloved, come on spices’ mountain;
..__How I yearn to see Thee face to face.
..Drink, dear Lord, from my heart’s flowing fountain,
_.._Till I rest fore’er in Thine embrace.
..Not alone, O Lord, do I adore Thee,
_.._But with all the saints as Thy dear Bride;
..Quickly come, our love is waiting for Thee;
_.._Jesus Lord, Thou wilt be satisfied.

In the first line, Jesus Christ is our Beloved, and we can pour out the longings of our heart to Him every day. In the next phrases, reflecting the poetry of Song of Songs, the lover asks the Beloved to “come on spices’ mountain” (Song 8:14) and yearns to see Him “face to face.” The mountain signifies His kingdom. This kingdom was brought forth by the Lord’s death and resurrection which are symbolized by the spices. When He comes in glory to manifest His kingdom, we will see Him “face to face.”

Then the lover asks her Beloved to drink of her heart’s flowing fountain and expresses her longing to be in the eternal embrace of New Jerusalem. Finally the song presents the corporate lover, all God’s people, as the Bride, asking the Lord to come quickly (as in Revelation 22:17) and declaring the Bride’s love for the Bridegroom.

May the Lord attract us more to stir up more love for Him in our hearts! Come, Lord Jesus! Come and bring us onward to the fullness of New Jerusalem!

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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