Ps.18:1 – Lord, I passionately love you and I’m bonded to you,
for now you’ve become my power!
The Lord created us to love and to be loved. Remember what He first said to Adam after He created him? Gen.2:18 – ‘Then Yahweh-God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. Therefore, I will fashion a suitable partner to be his help and strength.”’ The Lord connected Adam’s bond and love for his wife to his strength. That is quite an interesting concept. Our power in life flows out of love. Adam was connected to his wife in his life’s mission. This is the power of a spiritual marriage, a team fulfilling the purposes of the Lord together. This is actually a picture of where our ultimate power comes from, it comes out of our intimate connection to the Lord. This is how the Passion Notes describes this spiritual bond.
“David doesn’t employ the common Hebrew word for “love,” ‘ahav, but instead uses the Hebrew word for “pity” or “mercy.” How could David have mercy for God? The word he uses, raham, is the word used for a mother who loves and pities her child so much it manifests with a deep love and emotional bond. This concept, although difficult to convey in English, carries the thought of embrace and touch. It could actually be translated “Lord, I want to hug you.” Haven’t you ever felt like that?”
Marriage and family are intended by God to mirror our spiritual bond to the Lord. It is out of this intimacy we are healed and made whole as well as empowered for His work.
My recent stint in the hospital showed me again the importance of intimacy with God. In one sense I have never been more alone. No visitors allowed in my room and every medical person was fully covered hand and foot (except the doctors) that attended to me. At the same time I was never cared for and loved more than during that week. The Lord visited me that first day. Out of that incredible experience of His love for me I enjoyed a nearness and fellowship with the Lord beyond anything I have ever known. I am not recommending a visit to the hospital but I am saying this, He loves us. He loves us individually more than the love of a mother or a spouse or a brother. This is the love David was singing about. It is often made real during life’s crises. The point is to show us where our life and power comes from.