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?



22 thoughts on “Take the Pillow Off

  1. I know and believe that God can satisfy the deepest, aching longing of my heart. He has proven time and time again His love for me.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Aw, my sister, my heart is deeply touched to know this reached in such a profound way. Just, wow! Thank You, thank You, thank You, Holy Spirit of the Living God! Thank You Father that You are pure love glory!! And thank you, Danielle, for expressing your heart so beautifully. I am truly grateful!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Since my late teens I have longed for the time I would be married to a lovely woman, live in our lovely quaint house, and enjoy living life together. I yearned for the love that we would share in making that house a home and starting a family within it. Then in my twenties ensuring God was at the heart of that relationship became increasingly important, as all three parties need to be balanced and in harmony for the marriage to work.

    In short, I often find myself longing for the love of this woman whom I haven’t found yet, when the beauty of God’s love is always there and available if I reach out and embrace it.

    I’m getting better at recognising this and turning this longing over to God. And with His help I hope one day soon there we will be in that beautiful little house, and able to share hospitality and hope with others.

    Thank you for this reminder Jennifer. 🧡

    Liked by 2 people

  3. I want to be in the garden with Him and Him alone. He is mighty to take me there. He is bigger than me and my fears. I need him to banish all my enemies, fears, and anxieties. I need safety in His arms alone.

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s