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  1. Thank you for encouraging us to love each other and surrender to ourselves to Christ.
    A pastor recently preached on Song of Songs. He spoke of chapter 4 where The Lord is looking into the eyes of his lovely bride and says :You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words. Your eyes are like doves behind your veil. Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats winding down the slopes of Gilead. (‭Song of Songs‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬ NLT)
    Doves in the bible speak of the Holy Spirit and his love and gentleness. The Lord sees the beauty of his bride with the Holy Spirit in the windows of her very soul, which are her eyes. He sees gentleness in her eyes. His bride is the church!  The pastor noted that hair represents maturity, and at that time goats mean prosperity. So not only does The Lord sees peace in the church he also sees she is mature and prosperous. This encourages me so much, so often I feel how short I am from pleasing God. But look at how he sees me in His body! Even after the shulamite woman hesitated to let her lover in, as stated in this verse:I slept, but my heart was awake, when I heard my lover knocking and calling: “Open to me, my treasure, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night.” But I responded, “I have taken off my robe. Should I get dressed again? I have washed my feet. Should I get them soiled?” My lover tried to unlatch the door, and my heart thrilled within me. I jumped up to open the door for my love, and my hands dripped with perfume. My fingers dripped with lovely myrrh as I pulled back the bolt. I opened to my lover, but he was gone! My heart sank. I searched for him but could not find him anywhere. I called to him, but there was no reply. (‭Song of Songs‬ ‭5‬:‭2-6‬ NLT)
    Did her lover reject her? No for he repeated his declaration of love for his feelings had not changed . I give thanks for the Lord’s love. I thank you for encouraging us to love one another.

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