by Pastor Ken
“For behold, the winter is past. The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens her green figs. The vines are in blossom. They give out their fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.”
Song of Solomon 2:11-13
One way to read today’s verse is as a poetic description of a relationship with Jesus.
Solomon’s description, using some of nature’s most endearing elements, paints a beautiful word picture: Winter is gone. The spring rain makes the grass green and flowers bloom. The sound of birds singing fills the sky. The forest explodes with life-giving greenery. The fig trees and vines break out with their new blossoms. Even the air is intoxicating.
Can’t you just see, hear, smell, and taste the beauty!
“Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.”
Jesus calls you through the beauty of nature to come to Him. References to the Creator’s perfect handiwork invite you to have a close, intimate fellowship with Him.
Look around you at the mysteries, the visual feasts, the spectacles of nature. The more you see of Jesus in nature, the more you want to know Him and experience the beauty and perfection of who He is: Savior, Christ, and Lord.
You are my everything. In You I see all I wish to have and be. Thank You for loving me so much that You came to save me. Thank You for the beauties of nature. Help me to see even more of Your fingerprints as I explore the world You made for me. In Your beautiful name I pray, Amen.