Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
by Jim Reimann
We will remember your love more than wine.
Song of Songs 1:4 NKJV
From the pen of Charles Spurgeon:
Jesus will not allow His people to forget His love, for if they come to the point of nearly forgetting, He will revisit them with fresh love. He says, in essence, "If you forget my cross, I will cause you to remember it, for at My table--the Lord's table--I will reveal Myself anew to you. If you forget what I did for you before God's eternal court, I will remind you, for you will need an advocate and will always find Me ready when you call." Nor does a mother allow her child to forget her, for if her child has traveled to a distant country without writing home, she will write, asking, "Have you forgotten your mother?" Soon thereafter she will receive a letter, proving the gentle reminder was not in vain. It is much the same with Jesus, who says to us, "Remember me."
In the words of our text, our response to Him will be:
"We will remember your love." Then we will go on to say, "'We will remember your love' and its matchless history. It is as ancient as 'the glory [You] had with [Your Father] before the world began' (John 17:5). O Jesus, 'we will remember your [eternal] love' when You pledged Yourself to us as Your bride. 'We will remember your love' which suggested the sacrifice of Yourself; the love which pondered that sacrifice through the ages, and the love which longed for the time when the words 'I have come' that were 'written about [You] in the scroll' (Ps. 40:7) would find their fulfillment. 'We will remember your love,' O Jesus, as it was revealed to us by Your holy life, from the manger in Bethlehem to the Garden of Gethsemane. As we examine Your life from cradle to grave, we rejoice in Your love, for Your every word and deed was love. Thus, we rejoice in Your love--love that death did not exhaust; love that blazed so brilliantly in Your resurrection. 'We will remember [that burning fire of] your love' which will never allow You to rest until Your chosen ones are all safely home, until Zion is glorified, and until Jerusalem is established on her everlasting foundations of light and love in heaven."
From the pen of Jim Reimann:
Because "God is love" (1 John 4:8), defining and personifying it Himself, it is impossible to find a greater love than His. Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13), then, as the most precious example possible, laid down His life for His chosen ones. To remind us of His willingness to do so, and that His sacrifice was an act of His love, He said, "No one takes [My life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again" (John 10:18).
As Paul considered the great love of our Lord, which he described as being beyond our capacity to fully understand, his heart began to praise the Savior. The following is how he described it. May it be the desire of our hearts today.
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge.... To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen"(Eph. 3:17-19, 21).
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