“Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
So is my beloved among the young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 He has brought me to his banquet hall,
And his banner over me is love.
5 Refresh me with raisin cakes,
Sustain me with apples,
Because I am lovesick.
6 His left hand is under my head,
And his right hand embraces me.”
Song of Songs 2:3-6
One of my favourite people (Andrew Giles) shared about these verses last night in a small cold hall in an obscure town in the middle of Ireland. This morning I am sitting under the apple tree.
God is singing to me a song from Van Morrison: “Have I told you lately that I love you.” As I sit He tells me that I, and others like me who take the time to be with Him, fill His heart with gladness.
I encourage you to sit with Him under the apple tree and don’t strive. He loves you because He loves you.
What is He saying to you?