Song of Songs 1-2

“My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone’” (2:10-11). The Song of Songs celebrates human love in the context of a royal wedding, but it has also traditionally been used to point us toward the powerful love of God. Within a relationship of trust and delight, the Beloved calls to his bride to “come away” with him, because “the time of singing has come” (2:12).

“The flowers appear on the earth …” (v12). One day our King will announce that “the winter is past,” and the Resurrection begun by Christ will burst forth in a new beginning for us all.