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Two Fisted Love ~ SoS Saturdays

Let his left hand be under my head
And his right hand embrace me.
~ Song of Songs 2:6

What can we see in the Savior's embrace?

The maiden calls out here for both the left and right hands or arms of the Shepherd King.

The left hand is under my head – it is out of my sight.

How much does the Lord do in your life that you never see? How much is behind the scenes? How often do you walk into a situation or circumstance and find that the Lord has laid all kinds of groundwork before you ever arrived?

Ever have a close call, where one minute, or even second of difference in timing may have meant life or death?

Paul tells us:

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. ~ Romans 8:28

How much of that working is done out of your line of vision?

That is His left hand behind your head.

Then there is His wonderful right arm. Those times you can actually feel His love in every fiber of your being. You see His hand of protection and provision, His answer to you desperate prayer, and your deepest longings.

His right arm’s embrace is manifest love, manifest actions on your behalf, provision, healing, help in time of need.

It is His deliverance. Five times in the book of Deuteronomy you find mention of the Lord’s mighty hand and outstretched arm rescuing Israel from the hand of slavery.

Let’s not forget this wonderful comfort in Isaiah:

Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10

In short, there is no better place than the Lord’s embrace.

Oh dear ones, press in with me, and let’s seek His face together today.

Deb at Deb's Blog posted a related poem last week - check it out :

“You Open Your Hand”

BenThanks for going on this journey into intimacy with me.

See you next week.


0 thoughts on “Two Fisted Love ~ SoS Saturdays

  1. cshowers

    Thanks so much for your teachings on SOS, Ben. There is no place I'd rather be than in His arms of love. To know that He loves me personally, is nothing short of amazing. What a great and mighty God we serve, whose love for each one of His children is never diminished! To think that the more intimate we become with Him, the more His love for us grows.

    There was a time when I trusted no one with my heart, for fear of being hurt and let down, but Jesus showered His love on me, loving me when I was at my worst, as well as when I was at my best. Such a love is amazing, and I am so grateful for His great, great love! Much love and many blessings to you, dear brother, for sharing God's love with us!

    In Christ's love,

    1. Ben Nelson

      As we spend more and more of our lives in covenant with Him, these truths become more and more self evident. How when we are not looking, He is doing so much on our behalf - hey - His life, death and resurrection - for you and I - 2000 years before we showed up in our mom's womb - that is some love eh?

  2. Heidi Viars

    Beautiful post ... just returned from a morning walk with Him ... YES, no better place than with the Savior who knows us most intimately!!! Thanks again, Ben!

  3. Caddo-Jael

    Oh I love every word of this, Ben--thank you for continuing to illumine the Song for me, making it so real and "current". I hadn't "seen" that His left hand is out of my sight, moving behind what I can see in my limited vision. I love the Isaiah 41 verse as well. Have a swell Saturday! God bless you and the fam--love, sis Caddo

  4. Debbie

    Thank you so much, Mr. Ben, for showing us the difference between His right hand and His left hand. 🙂 I read a devotion recently that shared this verse - "All that night the Lord drove the sea back." Exodus 14:21 It talked about how He had worked all night while they slept (or, behind their back 🙂 ). Praising Him for His presence and embrace today! God bless you and this great SOS series!

    1. Ben Nelson

      thanks Deb - thanks for sharing the Exodus passage - such a good example of our wonderful left handed (ambidextrous is better) God. thanks for coming by.

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