First of all folks, I apologize for not blogging. I’m attempting to determine the number of blogs I can post. Continue to incorporate the critiques of my novel as well as take a writing short story class and produce a good worth while to read without errors, blog. I’ve decided to continue to post blogs on the Bible as well as blog my normal blog about the events of the day and possibly incorporate a personal blog regarding my struggles as a writer from the beginning until now.
I must say how about those Sea Hawks. I yelled and screamed, and we munched on our snacks. They won, Hooray!
February is the month of love, and I decided what a better way to blog about but in the book of love, Song of Songs by Solomon.
Song of Songs Chapter 1
1 This is Solomon’s Song of Songs, more wonderful than any other.
2 Kiss me and kiss me again,
for your love is sweeter than wine.
3 How fragrant your cologne;
your name is like its spreading fragrance.
No wonder all the young women love you!
4 Take me with you; come, let’s run!
The king has brought me into his bedroom.
Young Women of Jerusalem
How happy we are for you, O king.
We praise your love even more than wine.
How right they are to adore you.
5 I am dark but beautiful,
O women of Jerusalem-
dark as the tents of Kedar,
dark as the curtains of Solomon’s tents.
6 Don’t stare at me because I am dark-
the sun has darkened my skin.
My brothers were angry with me;
they forced me to care for their vineyards,
so I couldn’t care for myself-my own vineyard.
7 Tell me, my love, where are you leading your flock today?
Where will you rest your sheep at noon?
For why should I wander like a prostitute
among your friends and their flocks?
8 If you don’t know, O most beautiful woman,
follow the trail of my flock,
and graze your young goats by the shepherds’ tents.
9 You are as exciting, my darling,
as a mare among Pharaoh’s stallions.
10 How lovely are your cheeks;
your earrings set them afire!
How lovely is your neck,
enhanced by a string of jewels.
11 We will make for you earrings of gold
and beads of silver.
12 The king is lying on his couch,
enchanted by the fragrance of my perfume.
13 My lover is like a sachet of myrrh
lying between my breasts.
14 He is like a bouquet of sweet henna blossoms
from the vineyards of En-gedi.
15 How beautiful you are, my darling,
Your eyes are like doves.
16 You are so handsome, my love,
pleasing beyond words!
The soft grass is our bed;
17 fragrant cedar branches are the beams of our house,
and pleasant smelling firs are the rafters.
The headings identifying the speakers are not in the original text, though the Hebrew usually gives clues by means of the
When I first read this chapter I became awe struck by the words of love which flowed between the two lovers. How beautiful. They delighted in each other. How many of you who are in a relationship or were in a relationship felt this way about you husband or love one. After almost thirty-eight years of marriage, for me to know my husband is sitting watching TV in the front room brings me pleasure. I love his presence. The sound of his voice warms my heart. I love his kisses and his hugs. I respect him. We are growing older now. The wrinkles are plentiful, the hair is thinner, and no longer is my figure curvaceous as it once was. Yet, we love each other more than the first day we fell in love.
The chapter describes the imagination of each other’s touch. We are reminded God made us all alike. It doesn’t matter what era we came from. This young maiden faces the insecurities we women face today. “Am I pretty enough. Will he love me if he know and sees this about me?” The young maiden doesn’t realize her lover accepts her for herself. As Jesus accepts us for who we are.
In some respects we can compare this relationship to Jesus and our relationship. In Matt. 5:13-16 He spoke on The Sermon on the Mount and described we Christians are the salt of the earth. Without us, the world loses the understanding of what is right and wrong. Jesus continues and describes the salt which has lost its flavor. What good is it? No longer does the salt provide taste, so we throw the stuff away. The Christian who can’t be distinguished from the world loses their flavor. The issues of the day which seem to keep popping up are abortion, living together, gay rights, and slowly euthanasia is gaining attention, and pedophilia is no longer frowned upon by a growing number in the world. These things are totally against God’s laws. Jesus describes us as the light of the world. Without us, darkness will exist. I shudder to think about an earth where no Christians exist. His great commission is vs. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and gorify your Father which is in heaven.
In ancient times, salt was a precious commodity. It was used as money to trade for things. The Romans paid with salt. This is maybe where the old clique comes from.” They’re worth their salt.”
Let me tell you what Jesus did for me as a small child. He took a little, scared four-year-old who found herself moving from one foster home to another and placed her into the welcoming arms of a couple named David and Lois Evans. Little did any of us know my dad was Welsh and so was my birth father. My mother was Swedish and my birth mother was Norwegian. My parents raised my up in a Swedish Baptist church, and I experienced the culture. How fortunate and blessed could I be? Do I find fault with God because I wasn’t raised up with my biological family. The answer is no. My God knows everything, and He knew what was best for this person now grown and old. He still knows what is best for me. I did meet my birth mother and siblings. My birth mother has since passed away, but at least, I got to see her. I still am contact with my brothers and sisters and love them dearly. I have a brother whom I was raised up with, and we share a lot of family experiences together. I love him as well. So, all told I have three brothers and one sister. One of my biological unfortunately passed away in her early sixties, but not until I met her.
If you do not know who Jesus is, I hope you accept Him before it is too late. God bless you. Remember Jesus died on the cross for you and me and rose again. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have ever lasting life. CONFESS your sins-Repent. ASK Jesus to come into your life. ACCEPT the gift. TELL someone you accepted Christ into your live. ATTEND a church that preaches the Bible from cover to cover. Take care. sle