“Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.” —Song of Songs 2:10
In the Song of Songs, we read the story of a wealthy king who decides to find a bride. Much to everyone’s surprise, instead of choosing one of the wealthy, well-educated young women of the city, he chose an ordinary peasant girl to be his bride.
The girl was shocked that the king would be attracted to her. She’d been out working in the fields, and her skin was rough and sunburned. But by the end of the story, this young peasant girl has become a lovely, radiant woman whose beauty attracts the attention of all who see her.
What happened? She has spent time alone with her bridegroom, and she has taken on his characteristics. It is not her own loveliness but his that others see in her. She has been transformed by his love.
Do you know that the same thing happens to us when we spend time alone with our heavenly Bridegroom? When we spend time in prayer and in the Word of God, we’re being transformed by Christ’s love.
Make it Personal
Spend time today in prayer, asking God to transform you into His likeness by the power of His Word and His Spirit.