There is Solomon’s bed.
Sixty mighty men surround it,
Of the mighty men of Israel.
All of them are wielders of the sword,
Expert in war;
Each man has his sword at his side,
Guarding against the terrors of the night.
King Solomon made for himself a palanquin
From the timber of Lebanon.
He made its posts of silver,
Its bottom of gold
And its seat of purple fabric,
With its interior lovingly fitted out
By the daughters of Jerusalem.
— Song of Songs 3:9-10
Before the Lord returns, He first needs a bed where He can rest, and then He needs a palanquin, in which He can be carried where He wants to go. The bed is for the Lord’s rest in the night, whereas the palanquin is for His move in the day.
We may think that one day we should be carried by the Lord. However, those who love the Lord eventually will carry Him. If there is no one to carry the Lord on the earth, He cannot move. The move of the Lord is carried by those who love Him and are absolute for Him. We who love the Lord must be not only His bed, but also His sedan chair for the sake of accomplishing His move on the earth.
Adapted from The Journey of Life, page 215.