Monday, 4 January 2016

Song of Songs 30 Day Retreat: Day 4

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read God's Word with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (Retreat Day 4 of 30)
Day 4

I am a rose[a] of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
As a lily among brambles, so is my love among maidens.

The Beloved declares that she is a mere wildflower, barely discernible in a valley of weeds. Her Lover declares otherwise. 'No, never just a wildflower, but a most beautiful lily amongst thorns.'

We are that lily, pure and loved because He first loved us. His Beloved is an exquisite lily because of His love. 

Amongst the thorns and suffering in our life, He loves us. The Beloved is able to return His Love because He first loved her. 

 19 We love[a] because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19

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.