My dove in the cleft of the rock, in the hiding-places of the mountainside,
Show me your face, let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
Song of Songs 2:14
What is it about a person’s face that makes someone else want see it? Is there anyone in your life to whom you could say the words of this verse? If there is then you will understand the longing and unrest there is from not seeing the one you love. There is a desire to see what you feel reflected in the other person’s eyes.
These words are the words from the man to the woman, or from Jesus to us. There are so many things that may make us want to hide our faces from the only one who truly loves us. It is all too often the feeling of shame that will make us hide away from Him, the feeling that we’ve let Him down, that we’re not good enough, that we’ve been unfaithful yet again, how could He love us? Yet He says “your voice is sweet and your face is lovely.” When Christ sees you He does not see the things that you see, He sees what the Father sees in Jesus. He sees the beauty and righteousness of Christ in your face. He wants to catch a glimpse of the one that He is infatuated with and He will not turn away until He does.
When you feel that there is so much going on in your life and you have no time to read the word, when you are too tired to pray, when you can’t bring yourself to admit what you’ve done yet again, when all this happens remember Christ saying to you “I want to see your face, I want to hear your voice”. These are the words of a person who truly loves you.