“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem:
“This is what the Lord says:
“‘I remember the devotion of your youth,
how as a bride you loved me
and followed me through the wilderness,
through a land not sown.
Isn’t it amazing what people will do who are in love? Nothing can keep them apart. Spending time together is not an issue; they always find a time and make an effort to be together. Love always unites.
In this passage, the Lord is asking His people about their devotion. He wonders what happened to the love they once felt. He recalls how there was a time when nothing would have stopped them from being with Him; they would make every effort to be together with Him, even through much difficulty.
The implication is that their love had grown cold, much like the church Ephesus (Revelation 2:4). So the question remains for us if ours has grown cold also? Was there a time when we were doing more out of love than now? Was there a time when we were making more of an effort to be with a Christ than presently?
His love for us has not grown cold. He is awaiting us to engage and pursue Him once more.