Scripture: Songs of Solomon 4:7 – “You are all fair, my love; there is no spot in you.”
Imagine you’re world renowned, recognised the world over for your incredible talent and beauty; and you’re on your way to a ceremony where your greatness is going to be praised. Dressed all in white and looking immaculate you are walking down the red carpet with adoring fans screaming hysterically, simply because they have had the privilege of catching a fleeting glimpse of you. Suddenly a man, filthy and distressed pushes his way out in front of you. He approaches slowly at first then picks up the pace. His face filled equally with desperation as it is with fear he opens his arms wide and stops in front of you. He wants a hug!
Would you stop to hug him, or would you be more preoccupied about the fact that you look flawless but hugging him could change that? If you are at all like me then the latter would have been your first consideration. Yet, listening to the chorus of Lovelite’s atmospheric pop track ‘All fair’ it is clear that we are the filthy ones pushing our way out before God, desiring to be embraced. He is pure, holy and ever merciful; so in spite of constantly having choirs of angels singing his praises he always stops to hold us in his arms whenever we take ourselves before him.
Just as in Luke 15: 22 the father was so willing, not only to embrace the prodigal son, in spite of him probably smelling like one of the pigs he had been sharing lodgings with, but also to get him cleaned up and celebrate him! So it is with our God. He is spotless, so pure we cannot begin to fathom it yet he still embraces us, washes us clean and celebrates every time we come to him. Our father, God almighty calls for a new robe which is his covering over us eradicating all that has gone before, and as if that was not enough he also gives us a ring signifying his power so we are free to operate in his authority. Is it not awesome that our blemish free and holy God would not only let into his presence as filthy as we are but that he takes the time to clean us up and then goes a step further to allow us to operate in his power here on earth? I don’t know about you but to me it is wonderful!
Check out Lovelite’s incredible shoegazey track ‘All Fair’ here.
NB. It’s totally random but the analogy I used kind of reminded me of lady and the tramp and being an avid Disney fan I couldn’t resist the chance to add a bit of Disney sparkle to this post.