Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Song of Songs 30 Day Retreat: Day13

10 Minute Daily Retreat - Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Susanne Timpani (Day 13)

Lover
My dove, my perfect one, is the only one,
    the darling of her mother,
    flawless to her that bore her.
The maidens saw her and called her happy;
    the queens and concubines also, and they praised her. SS 6:9


Despite her repeated rejection of her Lover, what does He do when they finally reunite? He welcomes her back, showering her with even more beautiful words.

He tells her that He is not the only one who thinks she's amazing and beautiful. So do their friends, her family, others who live in his palace, everyone! 

After all, how could they not? He loved her. Why should others not feel the same?

Many of us struggle to accept praise. We know our own flaws, how is it possible that people think so well of us? Our Lover tells us otherwise. Regardless of our imperfections, we are always worthwhile and precious in His sight.  

I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour…

Because you are precious in my sight,
    and honoured, and I love you,
I give people in return for you,
    nations in exchange for your life. Isaiah 43:4

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.