The voice of my beloved!
Look, my love comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.
Look, my love is standing behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through the lattice.
My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away." + Song of Songs 2: 8-13
God of figs and flowers in bloom, let us fall in love with you, and with your world, again and again. Slow us down. Quicken our hearts. Guide us into your great Sabbath of love, rest, and delight.
Thanks to Carolyn for this 'love'ly shot! And, remember, you're all invited to keep Sabbath with SALT during the month of August. Can't you hear God calling, "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away!" Shall we?