Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her Beloved? — Song of Solomon 8:5
Jesus is the object of a believer’s love. To the Christian, the world is a wilderness. Heaven is his Father’s house and his home. He is passing through the wilderness in company with Jesus. He is represented as the bride, leaning on her Beloved. This is indicative of weakness in herself and confidence in her Beloved.
He is her strength, as well as her guide. He is her support, as well as the object of her affection. She leans on Him, as well as converses with Him. He supports her, as well as comforts her.
Believer, keep close to your Savior’s side; Never leave Him while in this waste-howling wilderness. Lean on Him. And when you feel weak, lean hard!
His strong arm is put forth to support your weak frame. He will bear you up and lead you on. The more you lean on Him, the more you will love Him.
The more you love Him, the closer you will cleave to Him!
Yield to His guidance, trust in His love, lean on His power, and walk by His side.
In His company, you are safe and in communion with Him, you will be happy. Like the two disciples of old, your heart will be warmed, and you will be at the end of your journey before you are aware of it!
“Who is this coming up from the wilderness–leaning upon her Beloved?” Song of Solomon 8:5
– James Smith