Thursday, February 26, 2009

Come, my beloved,
Let us go forth to the field;
Let us lodge in the villages.
Let us get up early to the vineyards;
Let us see if the vine has budded,
Whether the grape blossoms are open,
And the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
The mandrakes give off a fragrance,
And at our gates are pleasant fruits,
All manner, new and old,
Which I have laid up for you, my beloved.

Song of Solomon 7: 11-13

I keep finding myself going back to the Song of songs and the love that the Bridegroom has for His bride. How gently He woo's our hearts to His. For that I'm eternally grateful.

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Yolanda said...


ellen b. said...

The gentleness is amazing. Hope your week is going well Cori!!

Andrea said...

The Song of Solomon is so moving when you see it in the light of God's great love and desire for us. How much He truly cares for us! Thank you for this post.

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

I too am eternally grateful for our Father who woo's us!

Thanks for sharing!

In His Graces~Pamela

P.S. Love this music!!!!

Tealady said...

Hi Cori,

Your blog is such a haven of peace and pleasure and relaxation. I always enjoy a visit with you. Thank you for walking us through the Song of Solomon. February, the month of love, is the perfect time to look at these scriptures afresh.

Blessings, Lana

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Cori; What a beautiful post, love the song of Solomon. It is just lovely.


fairmaiden said...

Hinds Feet on Hinds Places is an absolute favorite of mine too. And the altar part is my favorite too. I completely relate to Much Afraid because fear is one of my biggest hindrances also. I should have that book listed in my favorite books! Have you ever read 'The Bride' by Rhonda Calhun(sp?) It is an allegory of the Bride and Bridegroom, written much like Hinds Feet. And Song of Solomon is a book I have pondered deeply and read from daily. Several years back I pondered the tiny bit in this verse "The mandrakes give off a fragrance". I have many books on the Song of Solomon...Guyon's and Bernard of Clairvaux's "Talks on the Song of Solomon" is my favorite.

Stacey said...

I too love the Song of Solomon, for lots of reasons. It is such a lovely, gentle picture, isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

:-) Stacey

grey like snuffie said...

And I love that you keep going back to this book. You keep stirring it up in me to meditate on His Words of love.

Becky said...

Hello Cori,
Your graphics added to a wonderful verse and you just get beauty. God has certainly blessed you with this gift. Are you back in school?

Cori G. said...

Hello Fairmaiden,
I've often wondered what a mandrake was assuming it to be a fruit I thought no more, but I looked it up on Wikipedia this morning and it's a plant that contains hallucinogenics and every part of it is poisonous. It also said that to pull it up from the ground would result in the death of the person removing it.

Mandrake in Hebrew is דודאים (dûdã'im), meaning “love plant”.

I would imagine that Solomon was so intoxicated by his bride that to parted from her would have felt like death. It reminds me of a saying I love..."Jesus would rather die for you than live an eternity without you. I don't think this side of heaven I'll ever comprehend that love, but I'm thankful that His love is that great.

Hinds Feet~ The first time I read it I felt like the author had written a book about me! I was little much afraid who was always being chased by Craven Fear. I've been wanting to do a devotional on it for a few years now, but haven't actually sat down to do I can't find my copy. I know it's around here somewhere.

What wonderful conversations we could have if only our cottages were close by :).