Take the Pillow Off


“Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.” (Ps. 42:7, ESV)

Their eyes meet. From across the room, a magnetic pull draws them together. Overwhelming chemistry is instant. They spend the evening laughing and talking, caught up in the heady excitement of discovered romance. Soon they are in each other’s arms, swept away in embrace…

What is it about movie scenes like these that are so appealing to the masses? Why does this story line sell over and over and over again? 

These modern-day fairy tales speak to a longing that calls out imploringly from our inmost being. In the hustle and bustle of daily busyness, we often stuff a pillow on this haunting, hungry voice of our souls and force ourselves to carry on. We are afraid of being overwhelmed by the sheer force of our yearning, if we were to remove the pillow and let out the cry.

What is it that our deep heart is pleading for? It’s passionate love. We are aching to experience it. What so many of us haven’t realized is that God’s love is exactly the sort our searching hearts are looking for.

When we go to the movies, sometimes the pillow slips off. We are watching the screen with fixed, enraptured attention. The handsome, muscular man and the elegant, lovely woman… the love gaze… the embrace… the passion… Our soul realizes that the pillow suffocating it has temporarily gone off duty, and begins to scream again. “Give me that! I want that! I need that! Please! Please! Pleeeeeeeeasssse!!!!

Why? Because we were made for embrace. We were made for intimacy. God’s embrace. And God’s intimacy. There has never been a love more passionate, more raging, more fierce, or more tender, than the love of God. There has never been a romance more divine than the story of His longing and His quest to win your heart.

So take the pillow off. Let deep call unto deep. Let your heart of hearts cry out wildly for His presence, for His intimacy, for His embrace. He will answer. He will come.


Do you believe that God can satisfy the deepest, aching longing of your heart?



6 thoughts on “Take the Pillow Off

  1. Sadly to say, Jennifer, most all my life, I do not believe I have experienced true intimacy. Yes, even in three marriages, I can not claim the intimacy you describe. The sadness of realizing this is overwhelming, as tears well-up in my eyes and soul! When I came to Christ Jesus in 1977, I believe, I had the first true taste of intimacy, but I allowed it over time to become a vague memory. Life took charge and I followed. This season is my life, I am again searching for that which has been placed in me as a gift of God. As He, unwraps this gift again, I will embrace His love and intimacy as never before. In His love I grow. len wisniewski

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  2. Sister, Jennifer, I am blessed by your words of encouragement, insight and annointing. Last night, I was attending another group gathering of Celebrate Recovery [I believe I am there for many reasons besides my anger and co-dependency issues]. I witnessed so many broken lifes and hearts! People that are desperate to find meaning in life and release from all the destruction the enemy has brought upon them. I see in their eyes and faces and hearts such fear and pain, it breaks my heart. I have considered and brought before the Lord my heart towards prison ministry and now am considering Recovery- for they too are in PRISON. Please pray that the Lord our God will reveal the direction I should take, that I may Glorify Him and Love those who are so LOST.
    len wisniewski

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Eliza! And I rejoice with you for the beautiful work Daddy is doing in your heart and life! There’s absolutely nothing better than that. I am SO happy for you!! 😀 Also, thank you for following Feeding on Jesus, truly!


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