每日诗歌：尋回所愛（ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4hvIIH-43E ）
雅 歌 4:16 北风阿，兴起。南风阿，吹来。吹在我的园内，使其中的香气发出来。愿我的良人进入自己园里，吃他佳美的果子。
雅 歌真是一本深情的书！有些人读这本书的时候，觉得是在形容神对他的新娘（教会）的爱。而另一些人读这本书会感觉是对夫妻彼此之间纯洁的爱的描述。无论你以哪一种方式读这本书；你可以看到他们情感的深度。新娘和爱人彼此之间的爱与激情是无法掩盖的，因为他们之间的爱是强大而独特的。这是两个人之间必须保持的亲密关系。新娘在雅歌3：5中对耶路撒冷的女儿说 “ 不要激动爱情，等他自发”。
亲爱的天父，感谢你把雅歌书放在圣经里。我经常想要隐藏我对靠近和亲密的关系的需要。你反而给了我们一整本书， 充满了这种关系。当我在这世界上寻找一个靠近和亲密的关系的时候，让我跟多的是渴望和你靠近。奉耶稣的名祷告， 阿们！
Daily Hymn:尋回所愛（ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4hvIIH-43E ）
Daily Scripture: Song of Songs 3,4
Song 4:16 Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
Who do I seek love and intimacy with?
Song of Songs is such an intense book! Some people read this book as an allegory for God’s love for his bride, the Church, while others read it as a description of the pure love a couple has for each other. Whatever way you read it; you can see the depth of their emotions. There is no hiding the love and passion that the bride and her lover have for each other, as they are drawn to one another with a love that is powerful and exclusive. This is a level of intimacy that is to be kept between the two of them alone. The Bride says to the daughters of Jerusalem in 3:5 “do no arouse or awaken love until it so desires”.
Personally, when reading Song of Songs, I find that I also wish for a relationship where I can share that level of closeness and intimacy with someone else. I think most people in the world do, which is why we have so many love songs. Yet, so many times, we seek this intimacy in the wrong places. We rush to fill this physical and relational need and yet we are often disappointed. But just as the love between the Bride and her lover does not disappoint, God’s love for us will also never disappoint.
In chapter 3, we see Solomon coming in all his glory and might. How much more amazing will it be to see Jesus coming through the clouds one day! As I wait and seek for the intimacy God created, even more so may I seek intimacy with Christ Himself. Just as the Bride awakens and searches for her love in the dark night, and clings to her lover when she finds him, may I also seek and cling to the One in whom my soul delights. Then, I too can say “awake north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his Garden and taste its choice fruits”.
Dear Heavenly Father,I thank you for putting Song of Songs into the Bible. So often, I try to hide my need for closeness and intimacy. But instead of avoiding it, gave us an entire book full of it. As I seek for closeness here on this Earth, may I long for your closeness even more. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!