21 May, 2006

Lord's Day a'Brakel: On Spiritual Deadness

Listen to the knocking and arousing voice of the Lord Jesus and reflect upon the words of the bride: "I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night." She, not being worthy of arising says, "My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him...My soul failed when he spake" (Song of Sol. 5:2, 4, 6) [IV: 273].

2 comments:

Ellie said...

Moving one's bowels for him, now that's a concept!!

Nate said...

Ellie

In biblical times 'bowels' was considered to be the seat of emotion much as the 'heart' is seen that way in our day.

This is not a reference to the BMs that you nurses are so familiar with!