The sound of fluttering wings caught
my attention as I stepped under the
boardwalk. Looking up I saw a dove
resting on the ledge of the crossbeam.
Remembering a favorite verse from
the Song of Solomon, I quickly opened
my Bible and read:
Oh my dove in the cleft of the rock. Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. Song of Songs 2:14
I smiled as the sadness of my heart lifted. Somehow I knew I was at the right place at the right time.
Years later, I wrote the poem below.
The Bride of Christ is God’s Dove—
Sheltered in the safety of the cleft of the Rock.
Maybe its a secret place,
yet known to Him.
Maybe its a steep place,
yet directed by Him.
Maybe its a deep valley,
but He promised
never to leave your side.
Sometimes our Lord
calls us from
clamorous voices that
vie for our attention—
When we choose to look up
we hear His voice alone.
Bible scholars believe the Song of Songs is a picture of Jesus Christ and His Bride.