You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes.
—Song of Solomon 4:9
How I long for you, beloved one—how My heart aches for you. You (yes, you!) are the desire of My heart and the object of My affections. Each and every time you look My way, My heart is overwhelmed with love and longing. Your love thrills Me—you have captured My heart! Each time you think of Me, each time your heart moves in My direction—My heart leaps toward you. I know your thoughts and I know your desire to please Me—that in itself pleases Me more than you will ever comprehend. Even when you question your motives and wonder about the depth and sincerity of your love, I still believe in you. I KNOW your love is real. Yes, you are still growing and learning My ways. Yes, you still falter at times—but moments of weakness will never cancel out the true longing of your heart. You judge yourself based on how you perceive the results of your devotion, but I have always looked upon the heart. And your heart is Mine, beloved. Now, always, and forever—I am yours and you are Mine. And come what may, My desire will ALWAYS be for you.
Just think of it—the Creator of the Universe is in love with you! He doesn’t just love you—He is madly, passionately, head-over-heels in love with you! You are the object of His burning desire and fervent affections. His love is so relentless and passionate that He was willing pay absolutely any price to redeem you. He was pursuing your heart long before you gave Him a passing thought. But when you finally looked His way—oh, how it thrilled His heart! Even in imperfection and weakness—even as you’re “working it out”—your love still moves Him. Your affection delights Him. Your companionship captivates Him. Truly, the King is enthralled by your beauty and you’ve stolen His heart with one glance of your eyes!
Lord, open our hearts to know, really KNOW, how much You cherish our love—weak and imperfect as it may be. And may that knowledge spur us on to love You even more!