We all need personal fellowship, Lord Jesus, with You….
Only that fellowship can make our hope and strength for each day new….
As the freshness of the early morning – before the turning of the hand or mind to do…
Like the one in the old hymn who comes to the garden alone – Lord Jesus, seeking You..
That one comes “while the dew is still on the roses”….
And although those roses have long since faded –
The sweet presence of the Son of God still lingers… waiting for the one who seeks Him..
The perfume from His presence reserved for those who draw aside to such a meeting…..
The very remembrance of which – serves as a confident respite from the hustle and bustle of the world we live in today…..
As we are mindful – of WHO HE IS – and the sweet fellowship and communion we’ve had apart with Him…still there with us… permeating all that we face with His wonderful peace.
This kind of fellowship is to us as Jesus said in Luke 10:41 & 42 of Mary…. “this one has chosen that good part – which shall not be taken away from her.”
For the perfume of His presence can still linger –
And the words that you heard Him say are a gift to take with you…..
As “duty” calls – and you have need to depart from that dear place.
And it is the same for those who choose the stillness of the night….. lighting down from the cares of the day to meet Him ….
The “time” is just a matter of choosing to draw aside into that secret place….. Oh, Jesus.. I’m so ready for this time away – an hour – or even a few quiet moments to visit again with You…
For by His Spirit, God calls… He beckons to each one of His children to lighten down and find rest in Him from all the busyness and cares of the day…
And then refreshed and aware that He made us to live here in this world for a certain span of days – we take leave from that place of sweet respite He gave us here….
It’s not a dream I can assure…. It’s not a “myth or fairy tale”… It IS the one thing I know of that sounds too good to be true – but indeed is REAL…It is “the product” of God’s love for you….
Jesus, You ARE.. all the wonderful fragrance of this life anew…..the gift of God given us to live for and draw aside to….