Song Of Songs 3:1 & 2
All night long on my bed I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him but did not find him. I will get up now and go about the city, through its streets and squares; I will search for the one my heart loves. So I looked for him but did not find him.
This song begins with the young bride (a picture of the new Christian) resting at home and wondering where Solomon (a picture of Jesus) has gone. Finally, she decides to get up and go looking for him but she cannot find him. This reminds us that faith is an action word and, if we decide to just rest, then, Jesus will seem distant instead of being close. We often hear much of resting in the Lord and many people take this to mean doing nothing but waiting for the Lord to return. We are called to rest in the Lord but that means we are to stop working for salvation but it does not mean we just lay around and do nothing. God is always at work in the lives of His children through the Holy Spirit and, if we choose to just lay around, we will miss seeing His work and will have that feeling of distance. As with any relationship, distance is not a good thing.