Kisses!

(Charles Spurgeon)

"Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth!" Song of Solomon 1:2

Let us seek the same desires after our Lord, as those which glowed in the heart of the elect spouse.

How bold is her love! See how she leaps at once to Him—there are no prefatory words; she does not even mention His name; she is in the heart of her theme at once, for she speaks of Him who was the only "Him" in the world to her!

It was much condescension which permitted the weeping penitent to anoint His feet with spikenard.
It was rich love which allowed the gentle Mary to sit at His feet and learn of Him.
But here love—strong, fervent love, aspires to higher tokens of regard and more intimate fellowship.

Esther
trembled in the presence of king Ahasuerus; but here the spouse in joyful liberty of perfect love, knows no fear. If we have received the same loving spirit—we also may ask the like kisses.

By "kisses" we suppose to be intended those varied manifestations of affection by which the believer is made to enjoy the love of Jesus.

The kiss of reconciliation we enjoyed at our conversion, and it was as sweet as honey dropping from the comb.

The kiss of acceptance is still warm on our brow, as we know that He has accepted us through His rich grace.

The kiss of daily communion is that which we pant after to be repeated day after day
—until it is changed into the kiss of reception, which removes the soul from earth,
and the kiss of consummation which fills it with the joy of Heaven!

Faith is the road—but communion with Jesus is the well from which the pilgrim drinks.

O Lover of our souls, do not be distant to us.
Let the lips of Your blessing—meet the lips of our asking!
Let the lips of Your fullness—touch the lips of our need, and straightway the kiss will be effected!