Draw Me, We Will Run After Thee

Am I a help in drawing my children after the Lord, or am I a cause of my children leaving the path and straying? Do they see me walking by faith, quietly accepting whatever the Lord sends in my life? Or do they see a bitter, complaining woman who questions God’s every move in her life? “Draw me [singular],” says the woman in Song of Solomon 1:44Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee. (Song of Solomon 1:4), and “we [plural] will run after thee.” If my children see joy and submission in my walk with the Lord, it will be attractive to them, and they will want what I have. If my peace shows, they will want what I have. If my children know that Christ is my object and He is the One I aim to please, they will “run after” Him as well. Who, but a mother, has that kind of influence on the life of her children?