“My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away. For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone” (Song of Solomon 2:10-11 NKJV).


Also called the “Song of Songs” because as part of Solomon’s wisdom literature it pursued the personified lady “wisdom” with a lover’s poetic passion, making it the pinnacle of his wisdom writings. However, when read through the lens of the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, where he describes marriage as a “mystery” that points to Christ and His Church, it takes on new meaning (See Eph. 5:32).
Read the above passage viewing Christ as the “beloved” and the Church as the one being addressed. There is a Day coming when the Church will hear Christ say, “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For lo, the winter is past.”
“And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come.” (Rev. 22:17).
PRAYER: Dear Father, we know that You have already appointed the Day when Christ shall return and call His Bride, which is the Church, to rise up from the earth and ascend to Him. We have this hope that just as Christ was raised, so shall we be raised to new life. Strengthen us now for today as we share this hope with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.