Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Song of Songs 30 Day Retreat: Day 19

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (Day 19)

How fair and pleasant you are,
    O loved one, delectable maiden![

Planning a wedding, or a honeymoon that entails travel, can be extremely stressful.  Couples reveal  new aspects of themselves to their spouse or fianc√©, and these aren’t always pleasant.

The Lover chooses to focus on all that He finds pleasant in His bride. Being human, there is no doubt that she has provided many reasons for Him to find her unpleasant.

This reminds me of St Paul's words,

'8 But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

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.