Archive for the ‘Song of Solomon’ Category

Trapping foxes

January 18th, 2017 by Maureen

Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love. Song of Sol. 2:15

Little offenses can added up over time and eventually damage our relationships with others. Tiny annoyances one after another can multiply until our loving attitudes turns sour. We can even interpret a string of disappointments as evidence that someone – maybe even God – doesn’t care about us. The enemy of love tries to eat away at our hearts, one little bite at a time, but God’s love is bigger than the mischief of all the little foxes.

Lord, help me to meet every little fox with Your patience, goodwill and grace.

The words on your heart and soul tattoo

March 15th, 2016 by Maureen

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death. Song of Solomon 8:6a

The lovers in Song of Solomon wanted to commemorate their love with some sort of permanent mark. People get loved ones names tattooed on their bodies. People have chips embedded into their pets and engrave their names on prize possessions to make sure they return to them if they are ever lost or stolen. His body is marked with His love for us. Jesus has inked His love on our hearts and souls.  Jesus love for us is so strong it defeated death; His love is strong enough to redeem us even if we forget how to read our own hearts.

Lord, I am so glad that You’ve written your love on me.

God eats little foxes for dinner

November 25th, 2015 by Maureen

Catch for us the little foxes that spoil our vineyards. For our vineyards are in bloom. Song of Solomon 2:15

Sometimes holidays, those very times when we are surrounded by family and counting our blessings, little things things happen that cause us to feel less than thankful. Sometimes when we are involved in planning and executing a special family “event” like a Thanksgiving meal things go wrong – not terribly wrong, but just a little wrong. Sometimes the people we love the most get on our nerves and we start noticing their faults instead of the many ways they grace our lives. These are the little foxes.  In the imperfect chaos of family gathering, love is perfect.

Lord, catch the little foxes nipping at my heels that so I can focus on the people You’ve put in my life and count my many blessings.

Mischief managed

June 21st, 2012 by Maureen

Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love. Song of Sol. 2:15

Little offenses can added up over time and eventually damage relationships. Tiny annoyances one after another can multiply until a loving attitude turns sour. A string of disappointments can seem like supporting evidence that God doesn’t care. The Enemy of love tries to eat away at our hearts, one little bite at a time, but God’s love is bigger than the mischief of little foxes.

Lord, I know that You love me. I love You too. I trust You and know that You are good.

Extreme soul tattoos

March 13th, 2011 by Maureen

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death. Song of Solomon 8:6a

There is a ministry called To Write Love on Her Arms that exists to show people struggling with depression, self-injury, or suicidal thoughts that they are loved and that they matter.  Jesus wrote love on His arms for us and wants to permanently carve His name into our hearts. It’s as if our souls have tattoos all over them that mark all the God moments in our lives so that anytime we look inward we see Jesus written on our souls.

Lord, I am so glad that You’ve written your love on me.