Our Verse of the Week

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.

Song of Songs 2:12

Devotional

I am revelling in the beauty and promises of spring. The verse just before this one says, “For now the winter is past; the rain has ended and gone away.” Solomon recognizes the difficulty behind him and turns to the hope and life before him. However, he begins this section with “for now.” For now winter is past; just as the cold will come again, difficulty and struggles are sure to eventually return.

But today, I am going to see the flowers, choose to sing, and listen for the cooing of the doves in our land. And know, no matter what, that the Lord is with me and so very good.

I pray you are in a season to join me in celebrating, but if not, I pray that you’re encouraged that the storms will eventually pass, and the Lord is beside you through it all.

Suggested Meditation

Below is a look at my dialogue with the Holy Spirit while meditating on this passage. I meditate on the same verse every day for at least a week, and this is just a model to get you started. Meditating on scripture is a very personal journey and relationship with God, but you may find my Meditation Guide helpful. Subscribe now to my Newsletter and get immediate access to a Free Printable Library that includes meditation guidelines, a Meditation Journal Page, Scripture Writing pages, and bookmarks for this verse.

Flowers appear on the earth: Lord, what miracles the flowers are. Thank you for creating them with joy and beauty. I’m humbled to behold the infinite creativity of my creator, and the continual promise of life.

the season of singing has come: Father, I sing your praises! You are my life song, and it pours out of me in so many ways. Thank you for your love, for your faithfulness, and for your care.

the cooing of doves is heard in our land: Spirit, you attune my ears to the songs of creation. Continue to open my eyes, ears, and heart to the  world shouting praises to the Father. I want to be a part of that sweet song.

Suggested Breath Prayers

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Flowers appear

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it's the season of singing with wildflowers in bloom.