Love Story – Part 2
Pastor Louis Johnson, February 12, 2017
A Season for Everything
(Song of Songs 1:1-3) Solomon’s Song of Songs. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth– for your love is more delightful than wine. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you!
(Ecclesiastes 3:1) There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.
(Song of Solomon 2:8-10) Listen! My lover! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills. My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice. My lover spoke and said to me, ‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me.’
The season of perfection.
(Song of Solomon 2:11-12) See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
(Song of Solomon 2:14) My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
The season of preparation.
(Song of Solomon 2:15) Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.
The season of purity.
(Song of Songs 3:5) Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.