BDBD is SOS 2:8-13

A new scene begins. The morning virgin sun gently changes the night sky with a warm breath of mint. The luxurious sultana is a profusion of allure as she prepares herself in her chamber for a day of enchantment with her king. A few companions are with her aflush with life.

A gentle sound enters her female exclusive parlor. “Listen!” she hushes them (8). “My lover! Look!” The king approaches a window, separated from her by a lattice and a wall (9). He maintains dignity. He does not gaze upon his beloved as she prepares for the day. She appreciates his vigor, speed, alertness, and fortitude as that of a gazelle or a young stage (8,9).

The nobleman addresses his beloved. He is anxious for a day with his beautiful one, eager to break through the gate at the start of the race (10). She needs no more care for her appearance. She is the aptitude for grandeur. She is ordered to “Arise… Come with me.”

The king appeals to her intellect. “The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.” (11) He desires to experience spring with her. Their love has blossomed in limitless youthful life just as the earth in springtime after an early morning shower.

Flowers bloom blanketing the ground to the horizon (12). Songbirds fill the air with harmonious ballets and sonnets as they call to their mate. Doves coo an enticement to a potential mate (12). They too wish to share the moment.

Fig trees present green fruit to ripen (13). Fragrant vines blossom sending a pleasing aroma. The whole world is presenting its best for them to experience romance.

The king is eager for his lover. “Arise,” he orders again, “My darling, my beautiful one, come with me.” Wise King Solomon perhaps reflecting on this day later confessed, “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.” (Proverbs 30:18–19).

God’s first blessing and order is, “Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it.” His reason for making us two, man and woman is to “be united” and to “become one flesh” as he and the Father and Spirit are one. The Lord God planted a garden, a home, and a sanctuary for them to explore and experience life, to become one. A wise man will always find ways to enjoy life and love with his lover. “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)