Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Song of Songs 30 Day Retreat: Day 20

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (Day 20)

and your kisses[a] like the best wine
    that goes down[b] smoothly,
    gliding over lips and teeth.[c]

The Lover likens His Beloved to the best wine. Turning water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana was the first of Jesus' miracles.

9 When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.”

By comparing us, His Beloved, to the best wine, He declares how deeply He loves us. To Him, we are pleasing and excellent. 

Just as Jesus love us, let's take a moment to reflect on all that we find good and pleasing about Him. 

8 Finally, beloved,[a] whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about[b] these things.

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.