I love reading Song of Solomon 2:10-13 any time of year but especially in the springtime. The imagery is so vivid that it literally paints a scene of God’s love and His redemption plan for us.
As a writer, you may enjoy meditating on this passage and then writing a devotional, prayer, or reflections. This Bible reading might even inspire you to write a letter of encouragement to someone who has had a long winter – not necessarily a physical winter, but a difficult season of life.
You may want to start out with lectio divina, which is Christian meditation on scripture. Here is an article where you can learn more about this practice: Lectio Divina for Christian Writers.
After spending some time in prayerful meditation over Song of Solomon 2:10-13, you may want to jot down words, images, emotions, fragments that come to mind. This beautiful Old Testament passage touches on so many aspects of imagery and emotions that it’s a good passage for learning this process.
Then look over what you’ve jotted down. Which word or image stands out most for you? If more than one idea comes to mind, which one tugs at you most? (Stay prayerful through all of this.)
Who might want to hear about this passage? Why? What is their situation? What effect might Song of Solomon 2:10-13 have on them?
What are 5 things this Bible passage says to the person in that situation? Create a numbered bullet list. You don’t have to limit your first list to 5, but try to then select 5 to work with.
Write a sentence or two for each of the 5, explaining how/why the passage says that.
Look at that! You have the body of a written reflection inspired by Song of Solomon 2:10-13.
Add a quick intro and conclusion (keep it short and simple) and you’re ready to share this reflection on your blog.
Or just give it to someone – maybe written on beautiful spring stationery – to encourage them.
Copyright © 2020 by Janet Eriksson
Janet Eriksson is an intercessor, writer, and teacher in Dahlonega, Georgia. She loves conversation with friends, front porch swings, sweet tea, and spending time on lakes and rivers. The author of nine books and editor of many more, Janet blogs and teaches at Adventures with God. She enjoys volunteering with Transformations. Janet received her M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary.