For many of us, we page through a Bible and don’t take too much notice of the small things. I wanted to find a verse on flowers, so I did a quick search in the app that I use. I remembered a verse that says “See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these” ( Matthew 6 and Luke 12). But here is something that the search revealed which I did not know. In the Old Testament, flowers are referred to as ornaments made for the ancient Jewish Temple in the books of Exodus and Kings. Every other reference to flowers in this app, speaks of how they wither and fade way. Except one. Where the New Testament speaks of “Solomon in all his splendour”, Solomon wrote this amazing verse tucked away near the middle of the Bible.
Song of Solomon 2 verse 11: “See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come.”
For those of us who live in Cape Town with a winter rainfall, this is so true.
The season of singing has come.