Thursday, 14 January 2016

Song of Songs 30 Day Retreat: Day 14

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (Day 14)

I went down to the nut orchard,
    to look at the blossoms of the valley,
to see whether the vines had budded,
    whether the pomegranates were in bloom.

12 Before I was aware, my fancy set me
    in a chariot beside my prince.[a] Song of Songs 6:11-12

'For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.'  Ecclesiastes 3:1

When the Lover discovers that the flowers and fruit in his garden are blossoming, He decides it is time to marry. At last, the Beloved finds herself in the bridal chariot next to her groom. Imagine the Lover's delight that the one He has always loved is finally next to Him, as His wife!

Have we ever imagined that our Lord and God holds the same delight for us when we turn to Him? Let's turn our face to heaven and give thanks for just one blessing. Listen to His response.

The Lord, your God …
…he will rejoice over you with gladness,
    he will renew you[a] in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing
18     as on a day of festival.[bZephaniah 3:17-18

Read the scripture slowly.
Reflect on its meaning for you. 
Listen for God's voice in the stillness. 
Pray for God's blessing upon you.