Merry Monday by Parris Bailey
GOT SOME SPIKENARD?
Song of Solomon, 1:12 “While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.”
In Rev.3:20 there is an interesting scripture that Jesus speaks to the Laodicean church. It says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock, and if any man hear my voice, and opens the door, I will come into him and sup with him.” He beckons us to sit at His table, for union and communion. I am thankful that the bride acknowledges that it is truly THE KING that is sitting at His table. He condescends to us, to sup with us. The table is mentioned throughout scripture. Jesus met in a special room the night before He was crucified, eating around the table giving instruction and if fact said, “this do in remembrance of Me”. We can remember Mary walking into the room with her alabaster box while Jesus was eating with Lazarus who had just been raised back to life, anointing His head with that costly perfume while the room with filled with that beautiful aroma. Song of Solomon is a depiction of Mary being filled with emotion, can stand it no longer, in her expression of adornment, she breaks open her alabaster box. Jesus even remarks, that this will be remembered of her. And last of all, the book of Revelations culminates at the great marriage supper of the Lamb where the Bride will have made herself ready. We have so much to be grateful for, He has changed our lives forever. The King sits at His table today, will you not join Him?
Tonight at church, Marysong girls all got up to sing a song they had written together while in worship. I guess you could say their spikenard was flowing. Smiling faces and joy flooded from them onto us. Yes, they gave forth a good smell. It is the smell of victory.
Spurgeon says, “He sits at this table to see his guests (Matt. xxii. 11), to see that nothing be wanting that is fit for them; he sups with them and they with him (Rev. iii. 20); he has fellowship with them and rejoices in them; he sits at his table to bid them welcome, and to carve for them, as Christ broke the five loaves and gave to his disciples, that they might distribute to the multitude. He sits there to receive petitions, He has promised to be present with his people in his ordinances always.”
And then we reciprocate by honoring Him and adoring Him. Our spikenard begins to send forth its smell. Can I get you to understand this smell? Why, its the smell of communion and fellowship. We can hear the blind man at the table saying, “I once was blind but now I see, the women at the well exclaiming, “come see a man who told me of all of my life”. What a marriage feast we will have! The conversations will be glorious as each of us recount of what Christ the King has done for us! Our hearts were broken by repentance, and filled with gratitude. We got healed from our past hurts and became inflamed by a holy love. Yes, you bet we send forth a smell of love, holiness and ardor back to Him.