Our Beloved

Song of Solomon 2:16

French River Lily Flower

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My beloved is mine, and I am his; he grazes among the lilies.

Song of Solomon 2:16, ESV

As we hear the discourse between the two lovers within the Song of Solomon, we hear the calling of our Lord Jesus Christ to His Church. He is constantly calling us to Himself and away from the temptations of the world. He seeks our hearts to the fullest. We can relate to the words that are the verse for today as we can see within those words a heart that is captive to its object of love. The imagery of lovers is a great instrument that plays to our hearts and can help us relate to our God. We can relate to the desire of two that are engaged in a passionate love affair and how they desire to always be together, and when they are apart, they long to be reunited again. Our Lord is often in pursuit of us and desires to cover all of the stains of sin in our lives, to cover our shame. Sadly, the passion often dies out over time in a relationship. This need not be so, but it is a reality that we live within marriage and in friendship. As we become comfortable with each other’s patterns, we can become complacent and forget to show our love to one another. Differences can arise and drive a wedge. The same is true in our relationship with God. When we allow things to stand before the Word of God and our worship we can lose sight and even forget, but our Lord is ever near and not difficult to find as He patiently waits for us to hear His voice that we may be drawn closer to Him.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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