Desert Bloom

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and You will find rest for your souls.  Matthew 11:29

I.
Sweet fragrance of His knowledge
Timeless beauty In His grace
Soothing is His loyal pledge
Precious is His dwelling place.

By His mercy, we are blessed
In this eternal moment
Under shade tree, give us rest
May we ever be content.

A taste of endless freedom
Among His fold, find His peace
Refreshing is His wisdom
Living waters never cease.

Rose of Sharon, blooming bright
With pure heart, in Christ delight.

II.

All my stroll His open field
Sauntering the valley floor
In His orchards we are healed
Radiating evermore.

Shrubs to prune and seeds to sow
Flourishing among true light
Living where wildflowers grow
In our prayer He finds delight.

Doves sing praise and buds appear
New life sprouts from certain death
Sights and sounds of spring so near
Giving thanks with every breath.

Rose of Sharon, blooming bright
With pure heart, in Christ delight.

III.

From thistle to spotless rose
Bitter winters of the past
Thriving in tranquil repose
The cold rain is gone at last.

Entangled among the thorn
Vibrant petals intertwine
Not afraid of those who scorn
As true branches of the vine.

Gorgeous is the faithful bride
When love is in full bloom
Floral plains so lush and wide
Devoted to the bridegroom.

Rose of Sharon, blooming bright
With pure heart, in Christ delight.

IV.

The perfect bride absolute
Sweet desert bloom, brightly shine
Pure white lily bearing fruit
Reflect His glory divine.

Body of Christ purified
Ever green, with roots so deep
With a crown of thorns Christ died
Firm salvation ours to keep.

Showing us the greatest love
The ultimate sacrifice
Unceasing grace from above
Through our savior, Jesus Christ.

Rose of Sharon, blooming bright
With pure heart, in Christ delight.

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This poem was originally posted back in January; however I have revised the poem by turning it into four English Sonnets. This is a poem dedicated to the Bride of Christ, His Church.  In my study of the Song of Solomon, I have come to believe that the “Rose of Sharon” is referring to the Bride of Christ although I realize not everyone agrees with this interpretation.  Nevertheless, I believe Jesus is waiting for His Bride with open arms.  In Him alone is found the perfect peace, love, grace and rest that we so desperately need. Seek Him.  He is waiting for you with open arms.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Desert Bloom

  1. Scotti, I must consider this one a favorite for me. It is so rich…it’s so beautiful…so heavenly…it is fully descriptive our richness in Christ. I love what you share about the Rose of Sharon…even though “Sharon” is a name in my family, the “Rose of Sharon” decided the middle name of our daughter in Heaven; it always touches me. I am awed by this poem, Scotti.

    May the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you always, Cami! Blessings, Scotti

  2. hisfiredancer

    This is so beautiful and the style is completely appropriate. Wow. I agree with what you said about the “Rose of Sharon”, it is exactly what I got when I read Song of Solomon. Thank you for sharing.

    I truly appreciate your comments. May the Lord bless you in all things. Scotti

  3. Wow! How beautiful! To think God loves us so much.

    Many blessings to you Scotti!

    Yes, Diana, praise the Lord for His mercy and love! Blessings to you, too! Scotti

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