My beloved spoke, and said to me; “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For lo, the winter is past, the rain is gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grapes give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away!” Song of Solomon 2:10-13 NKJV
Solomon called to his beloved on a beautiful spring day.
Winter passed. The rain stopped. Flowers were in bloom. Birds were singing. Sumptuous fruits were in season. The smell of newness was in the air. It was a perfect day for Solomon and his love to steal away. It was a great time to get lost in love.
Spring is my favorite time of the year. The best fruits and vegetables are available. The days get longer and warmer. My energy level increases. I wake up early so I can see the sun rise as I write these messages.
More than anything I love the spring because it is when Jesus called my name!
The winter of 1992 was one of the worst seasons of my life. My heart was broken. I felt abandoned and alone. I was depressed. I turned to wicked people for help. I did evil things to numb the pain. I narrowly survived a dangerous ordeal. I almost ended up in prison.
I do not know If I would have turned to Jesus in the spring of 1993 if the winter of 1992 had not been so tumultuous!
If rain did not fall in the winter flowers would not bloom in the spring. The earth would dry up. It would stop producing fruit. God designed every season of life for a purpose.
“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cleft, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely.” Vs 14
Solomon calls to his beloved. He wants to know everything about her. He wants to hear her lovely voice. He wants to see her weather-beaten face. She is beautiful to him.
Jesus knows everything you have ever done. He knows everything you say, do and think. Jesus knows everything about you. That does not stop Jesus from loving you!
It does not matter what the weather is like. It does not matter what this season of life holds for you. Jesus wants you to rise-up and present yourself before Him today. Jesus wants to hear your lovely voice. Jesus wants you to seek His glorious face.
Jesus is the discerner of hearts. What does the Lord see in your heart today? Does He see a beloved who wants to slip away into His arms of love!
Jesus wants you to steal away and spend time with Him today. Will you answer the call of your beloved?
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