Skip to comments."I sleep, but my heart is awake"
Posted on 12/28/2013 7:30:53 PM PST by Phinneous
In honor of the 201st anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, Rabbi Shneur Zalman, ZT'L, I'm posting one of the melodies he composed and was wont to sing. If your more used to R&B, country, or rock, it may sound strange at first...
The verse is from Song of Songs 5:2
"I sleep, but my heart is awake. Hark! My beloved is knocking: Open for me, my sister, my beloved, my dove, my perfect one, [for my head is full of dew, my locks with the drops of the night."]
As a Christian, I was taught that the verses here were a preview of Christ knocking outside the door of our hearts and we say, “This is our beloved”, but we keep sleeping and won’t answer the door. We go for many verses talking about how we love our Beloved, but we just can’t wake. Then as we finally wake and go to the door, He is gone. Jesus is outside, working in the rain and wants us to come with Him. We would rather stay asleep in the dry and warm inside.
IMO, it is a picture of the 10 virgins parable. When our Beloved comes for us we must be ready or we will be left behind.