Song of Solomon 2:8-13
“The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes
Leaping upon the mountains,
Skipping upon the hills.
9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Behold, he stands behind our wall;
He is looking through the windows,
Gazing through the lattice.
10 My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
11 For lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
12 The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs,
And the vines with the tender grapes
Give a good smell.
Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away!”
There are many places in the word of God where we discover the symbolism of the union between a man and his bride, pointing to the future marriage between Christ and the Church. All who have trusted in the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, and His glorious resurrection from the dead, have this special relationship with our Lord – for the Church has been chosen to be His bride.
For the time being we are separated from our heavenly Bridegroom, but a day has been appointed when the Lord Jesus shall descend from heaven with the voice of the arch-angel and the trump of God and we shall hear the voice of our Beloved saying, arise my love, my beautiful one, and come away – come up here.
A wonderful day is coming when we will be united forever with our heavenly Bridegroom, and the marriage of the Lamb will take place – and so we shall ever be with the Lord.
What a beautiful love story we discover in the Song of Solomon and what reassurance it gives us to know that despite His long delay, the time is coming when we shall be with Christ Jesus forever. His love for His bride and His faithfulness towards us all is never-failing, even when we may prove weary of waiting or tempted towards unfaithfulness.
Let us seek to occupy ourselves until He comes and be ready and waiting, so that we are not taken by surprise when we hear His voice saying, arise my love, my beautiful one, and come away – come up here.