The Lord speaks to His bride in Song 7: 11-13-
“Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.”
All through this book of Songs the bride seeks her love, Jesus Christ, at night; during the hours of darkness, she feels her need of Him and seeks for Him.
“By night on my bed I sought Him whom my soul loveth…” Song 3:1
“Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or young hart upon the mountains of Bether.” Song 2:17
And the Lord is so faithful to be found of her!
“It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found Him whom my soul loveth:…” Song 3: 4
But in Song 7:13 the Lord calls the bride. And where to? To the fields:
“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish His work. Say not ye, There are yet four months and then cometh the harvest: Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” John 4:34-36
“And Jesus said unto them, Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.” Mark 1:17
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations… and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matt 28: 19-20
The Lord has called his bride to “come” with Him and to labor in His fields.
Just as when a wife enters into what is important to her husband, he adores her for that. What is important to him, is important to her. So would God have us to enter into what is important to Him- to seek and to save the lost.
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10
PRAISE GOD! I was once one of the lost and he found me and His beautiful bride, the church of God, was instrumental in bringing back to my heavenly father.
I have found in my own personal experience that my greatest joy comes in the work of the Lord. It doesn’t have to be some great labor in man’s eyes, but just knowing that I am working toward building up the Kingdom of God floods my heart with such love that I can truly say as in the Song 15: 16 and 7:10
“His mouth is most sweet: yea he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend…I am my beloveds, and His desire is toward me.”
There is a great joy and a great experiencing of the fullness of the Love of God in His service!
“They that sow in tears shall reap in JOY. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Ps. 126: 5-6