Song of Solomon
13 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates
with choice fruits,
with henna and nard,
14 nard and saffron,
calamus and cinnamon,
with every kind of incense tree,
with myrrh and aloes
and all the finest spices.
These are the words of the Lover to the Beloved. The scent of the beloved attracts the Lover.
Christ created in each of us a garden. A place in which we can walk with him in the cool of the day.
A tabernacle of the Most High.
In this place, fragrant aromas are wafted out. They bring many into the place of worship. Is your life fragrance Love? The aroma that comes from a drying, crushing, and a burning in most cases of your very being.
Through those trying times in which Christ seems to have turned his back, you feel pressure from all sides closing in, and those times you feel absolutely spent. Out of those times, the greatest fragrance can come. Those times give us something to draw out of both while in the circumstance and the fragrant offering afterwards.
The fruit we bear by taking in the light of the Son, is transformed into the nourishment of ourselves and others.This is a perspective of a good friend of mine who does that subject justice. (From-sunlight-to-food-or-aspiring-to-be-more-of-a-vegetable)
To deny the process of converting Christ into a living example causes us to shrivel up. Our life is connected to His. When we called on Him to enter our lives to be like Him..He makes us Him on earth.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Meaning now. We must now be Him on earth. Feeding His sheep and bringing the world back to Him.
That makes you cringe a little.
I myself feel my flesh rise up against it many a time. This body in it's self is about preserving the self. But I am owned by Christ. He is inside the garden and is illumining the darkness of my soul and causing a lot of shaking.
But also don't forget that God's mercies are new every morning. That you are His delight and He created you for a great purpose.(Not always grand in our eyes, for we are made of dirt!) Also most of all He lived and died so that you would have a path to walk out.
I hope that you are encouraged more to be a fragrant tree that brings delight to the nostrils of the Lover.