“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” – Song of Songs 2:11-14 (KJV)
Known as the Song of Songs, the Canticles of Wisdom, the Songs of Solomon –
we come to a book of the Bible that has no interest in Law,
no interest in History, no interest in Covenant,
no interest in peaching or prophecy
It’s all about Love.
It’s spring. The trees are budding, the sun is warming,
earth is greening and new life rising,
birds are chirping, bees are buzzing,
the gazelles are skipping in the fields.
Spring, with its sweet moments, is a metaphor for romance.
Let this be the book that celebrates desire.
Let this be the book that honours sensuality.
Let this be the book that praises yearning and sexual longing.
Let this be the book of romantic sweet moments.
Let the voice of the two who love
enrich our imagination
for all who love one another.
This is the book of the spirituality of human love-making.
“Blogging one verse from every book of the bible.
(Except again today when I needed three verses!)