“For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone.” (SOS 2:8-14)
I’ve always had a rocky relationship with the Song of Songs. Equal parts too weird for me and too beautiful to describe, its something I read in a scripture class once and then never really went back to. But today, this line really stood out to me.
The winter is past, the rains are over and gone. This line is something I want to hold onto throughout the course of this year.
I am what may best be described as a “cynical optimist”. I want to hope for the best at all times. But I also definitely doomsday prep for the worst possible scenario so that my hopes don’t get dashed when nothing works the way I want it to. It is probably a defense mechanism from too many hurt feelings and too many days spent nursing a broken heart.
But living in this constant state of waiting for the worst to happen can often times lead to a dark cloud hovering over my head that is hard to see past. I
sometimes always miss the light at the end of the tunnel, until all of a sudden it is in my face blinding me with the realization that I survived and happiness awaits.
The winter is past. Something about this brings such comfort to my soul. This dark and cold season is gone, you no longer need to wait out the storm. You are free to dance, to smile, to sing, and to laugh.
You are free.
I want to revel in the freedom of this love that is being so lavishly poured out for me. I want to embrace the freedom and know that He makes all things work for my good. I want to live in the light of the Father’s love, knowing that He is there, just past the current clouds.
Today’s song is a musical version of the song of songs. I hope it is for you a constant reminder that you are FREE, and that He loves you abundantly.