“Hear, O Heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: ‘Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” (Isaiah 1:2-3 ESV)
The Israelites have turned against God showing not even the sense of gratitude and ownership than an ox or a donkey does. Boy, for God to tell them that animals have a better understanding than they do. That really put them in their place. But I guess we have to wonder if we’re all like the Israelites? Can we say that we are truly thankful in all things and know the Lord as well as we should? No, I don’t think so.
“O you who dwell in the gardens, with companions listening for your voice; let me hear it. Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.” (Song of Solomon 8:13-14 ESV)
The brief conversation between two loved ones who long to be reunited. They wait for each other, longing to see each other again and hear the other’s voice. Isn’t this similar to how we, as believers, long to see and hear the Lord return? We are waiting expectantly!
Let this be our prayer: “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22;20 ESV)