Friday, 15 January 2016

Song of Songs 30 Day Retreat: Day 15

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (Day15)

Lover

How graceful are your feet in sandals,
    O queenly maiden!
Your rounded thighs are like jewels,
    the work of a master hand. SS 7:1
  

One of the most popular scriptures recited at a wedding appears in numerous places in the bible.
‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.' Mark 10:7

Now that King Solomon and His Lover are married, their intimacy is complete. The following chapter reflects the utter delight the couple have found in each other.

Throughout the Song of Songs the Beloved and Lover describe each other's physical qualities. To enable leaving and cleaving requires physical attraction. Whether anyone else finds a person beautiful is irrelevant. The Beloved and Lover's mutual joy and pleasure radiates from these stunning verses.

When we read testimony's from people who experience Jesus' love for the first time, the common thread is utter joy. If you have never experienced this for yourself, ask for it today. If you have fallen away from a life of faith, ask for forgiveness and re-experience the joy of reconciliation.

24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. John 16:24


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.