"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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: September 29

“I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies” ~ Song of Solomon 6:3

Here the joy hidden in the heart of suffering is revealed. I [Eugenia Price, the author] like to think that the woman in the Song of Solomon was very quiet and very poised when she answered the “daughters of Jerusalem” who wanted to know where they too could find her beloved who was so much “more than any other beloved.”

I am quite sure she was poised and quiet and confident. As ll those who have finally seen His right to the secret gardens of their lives are poised and quiet and confident. There is no flurry about the saints deep in God. No skidding tires, no jerking of telephone books, no slamming of doors. Eternity has begun for them.

They are willing to let Him “feed among the lilies” in the disguise of a selfish alcoholic at three a.m. when no one is watching, as they are willing to mount a high pulpit and tell of His love to thousands. Either way, it’s all right, because they have not only found out why their “beloved is more than another beloved,” they have given Him the key to the big gate at the entrance to their secret gardens. And they have given it to Him to keep. They are not their own. They “have been bought with a price.” And they welcome the One who bought them. They are free and peaceful and poised and unhurried because they are not their own any longer. There is no rush because at last they belong completely to the Eternal, Himself. He can come and go as He chooses. No wonder at all that the “daughters of Jerusalem” wanted to have what she at long last realized sh had possessed all along in Him. He drew them to Himself through her captured life. She belonged to Him and it made her so lovely, they wanted to belong to Him too.

“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine … let my beloved come into his garden and eat his pleasant fruits.”

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