Lazaroo – Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sep 25, 2012 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with unexpected wonder:

“I am a rose of Sharon…”
                         (Song of Songs 2:1)

When Solomon’s wife called herself a “ rose of Sharon”

that was a sharply evocative image for him, Jesus.

Not so much now.

We’re pretty sure we know what a rose is –

but few people in the world have any concept
of the land of Sharon –

that beautiful, fertile plain stretching between the mountains
and Mediterranean shore.

As far as most of us are concerned

the “rose of Sharon”

is a red flower belonging to a girl by that name.

Perhaps only a handful of us picture the delicately fragrant

white sea daffodil

that rises up from Sharon’s rich, well-watered loam.

Your Word contains so many surprises

holds so much in store for me
corrects so many of my false impressions

if only I will devote myself
to plant my heart deep

in the rich loam of Your truth.

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1 Chronicles 5:16; 1 Chronicles 27:29; Isaiah 33:9; Isaiah 35:1-2; Isaiah 65:10; Mark 16:9; Acts 9:32-35; Acts 10:41; 1 Corinthians 8:2; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:14

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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