Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“We will remember Your love more than wine.”
—Song of Solomon 1:4
Jesus will not let his people forget his love. If all the love they have enjoyed should be forgotten, he will visit them with fresh love. “Do you forget my cross?” says he. “I will cause you to remember it; for at my table, I will manifest myself anew to you. Do you forget what I did for you in the council chamber of eternity? I will remind you of it because you will need a counselor and will find me ready when you call.”
Mothers do not let their children forget them. If the boy has gone to Australia and does not write home, his mother writes, “Has John forgotten his mother?” Then there comes back a sweet letter which proves that the gentle reminder was received.
So is it with Jesus. He says to us, “Remember me,” and our response is, “We will remember your love.” We will remember your love and its matchless history. It is ancient as the glory you had with the Father before the world was made. We remember, O Jesus, your eternal love when you proposed to us and gave us your pledge of marriage. We remember your love in offering your very self for us, and that you expectantly looked forward to the hour when you would utter the words, “I have come.” We remember your love, O Jesus, as it was demonstrated to us in your holy life— from the manger of Bethlehem to the garden of Gethsemane. We track you from the cradle to the grave, for every word and deed of yours was love. And we rejoice in your love which even death did not exhaust– your love which shined forth in splendor at your resurrection. We remember that burning fire of love which will never let you hold your peace until your chosen ones are all safely housed, until Zion is glorified, and Jerusalem is settled on her everlasting foundations of light and love in heaven. [M&E]