Let's consider, as a meditative exercise, re-imagining The Song of Solomon as the proverbial 'golden yellow ribbon' wrapped around each and all of the remaining sixty-five other books of the Bible: How might we think them through differently? How might we receive the 'gospels' differently? Might the depth and the detail of our understanding of grace and mercy be enhanced? Might our sensitivity to sacred matters be raised? Might holiness be known more completely? Might our love for God, and for one another enlarge? How might Psalm 23 be felt through this lens, or Calvary's details?  How might the world differ should our most primal and substantive selves be so adoring of Him, and of His? How might 'the world' of our own homes, or of our own hearts change?

       "I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me. Come, my beloved, let us go out into the field, let us spend the night in the villages. Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; let us see whether the vine has budded and its blossoms have opened, and whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my  love. The mandrakes have given forth fragrance; and over our doors are all choice fruit, both new and old which I have saved up for you, my beloved. [says the bride] Song of Solomon 7:10-13

       Keep the dream alive, and with sure ankles, dance dizzyingly upon its concrete, and blend into the cadence of the beaten drum... recapture the splendor of God's hope for us all, and dare to reflect the glory of Christ [dare to be intoxicated with the love of God]... know that the call to love, is a call for courage...and this love, boasts everlasting threads, sufficiently delicate, sufficiently strong, and sufficiently precise within the wild, and beyond the calculable.
“Like a lily among the thorns, so is 'my darling' among the daughters." [says the groom]
"Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is 'my beloved' among the sons. In his shade I took great delight and sat down, and his fruit was sweet to my taste." [says the bride]  Song of Solomon 2:2,3

PRAYER:  Dearest Jesus, as the new year begins with all of our plans, expectations and hopes poured out upon it, help us to begin the new year simply adoring You, in praise, in prayer, in worship, and in outreach. And much as the tidal wave of Your care has washed us pure, may such, by measure touch others whom You have put in our way, unto blessing, in Your name we ask it, and gratefully say, Amen.
By Bro. Brockington

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Paula - January 15th, 2023 at 5:20am

Praise the Lord. It reminds me of the worship song we used to sing at the opening of service: “You desire to abide in the praises of Your people, so we lift our hands, as we lift our hearts, as we offer up this praise unto Your name!” Thanks for the encouragement.






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