"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: September 13

“The voice of my beloved! Behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills” ~ Song of Solomon 2:8

“What a lovely place for such a lovely “green stone” verse, some may say. Yes, it is a lovely place here among the “green stones” and it is a lovely verse. But it is more valuable because of its depth than because of its surface beauty.

It may be that this quick verse has only dazzled and intrigued you and you have gone on, not troubling to look beneath the sun-sheen on its surface. Take it in your hand and turn it now and you will see that this “voice” is the voice of your Beloved too. Perhaps you’re saying you never hear music like that. You’re never aware of your Beloved “leaping upon the mountains” in your own life. Remember the complaining, nagging sound of that neighbor’s voice? Or maybe it’s your boss’s voice.

Remember the drunk relative who called you long distance two weeks ago wanting to make jokes at three a.m. and also to borrow fifty dollars until payday? Recall the baby’s voice stabbing you awake for the twelfth time on the third night in a row? The whiskey voice of that beggar on the street, the one you passed without a look? What does that have to do with this verse? Simply this. If we always look for our Beloved to come skipping and leaping over a sunlit, craggy mountain side, and calling to us joyfully in what we imagine to be the music of heaven, we will seldom see or hear Him at all! But He is always leaping and skipping toward us and He is always calling. We will see Him if we look for Him on the monotonous mountains of our own daily lives. We will hear His voice if we listen to the heart-cry in every human voice. If we recognize Him, we rejoice.

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my bretheren, ye have done it to me.”

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