Title: A LOVE FLOWER FROM GOD
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.Song of Solomon 2:1-2
This is the only part of scripture where this title is given as a name. By study and the grace of revelational understanding, it is known as the name of our Lord Jesus. Don’t mean to sound too theological but below is a short detail about the book (the Song of Solomon) from Easton that will better help us understand that it was an allegory of Christ.
“Song of Solomon: Called also, after the Vulgate, the “Canticles.” It is the “song of songs” (1:1), as being the finest and most precious of its kind; the noblest song, “das Hohelied,” as Luther calls it… It is an allegorical poem setting forth the mutual love of Christ and the Church, under the emblem of the bridegroom and the bride. (Compare Matt. 9:15; John 3:29; Eph. 5:23, 27, 29; Rev. 19:7-9; 21:2, 9; 22:17. Compare also Ps. 45; Isa. 54:4-6; 62:4, 5; Jer. 2:2; 3:1, 20; Ezek. 16; Hos. 2:16, 19, 20.) (Easton’s Bible Dictionary)”
By this name, a wonderful revelation of a dimension of our Lord Jesus is seen (as does each of His names):
By the description of the geographical setting, we know this. Sharon is a place of beautiful blossom. In this place a special species of life like no other buds. Though, it may appear like a plain (to many afar off), a desert region even. Yet, in this place lies/appears a distinguishing beauty sustained by the covenant of its Creator.
Secondly, we know roses to be used as symbols of love, used by lovers/friends to gift their partners and so on. Well, let us see Jesus as God’s own love expression to us. He is that unique bud, that appearance that brings a glow of hope when we are hopeless in ourselves. This Rose will be the display of the Father to us saying, “I am interested in you.”
I am the Rose of Sharon, He says.
Out of the seemingly least places lay a power for fertility. And out of that place, a gift for us all proceeded. We can always see Jesus as that, God’s Rose Flower presented to us out of love.
To me, it’s a love accepted and a hope revived to know my Lord is given to me by the Father as the mark of His love to show His interest in me and to bring fragrance to my nostrils and entire life each time I sniff. Hallelujah! Every time I sniff of Christ, I sniff and receive into my life the fragrance of God’s love and His transforming power.
Jesus is the Rose of Sharon. He is the Divine Rose to us. The definition and expression of God’s love, the fragrance of God’s affection.
Someone should say right now, You have our love, O Lord and we are convinced that through Jesus, we have yours. Thank you for loving us the way you do.
(This understanding I share is just a fragment of a vast and limitless reality, hope you are ministered to? ❤)
God bless you