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March 21, 2011
This entry is part [part not set] of 3099 in the series Daily Words for the Christian Life
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“Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods,
So is my beloved among the sons.
In his shade I sat down with great delight,
And his fruit was sweet unto my taste.
He brought me into the banqueting house,

And his banner over me was love.
Sustain me with raisin cakes,
Refresh me with apples,
For I am sick with love.

— Song of Songs 2:3-5

In her happiness of resting in His love, the Lord’s seeker says, “Oh, Lord. How good is the banqueting house. How good are the fruits of the evergreen. How good it is to sit in Your shade. However, I am too happy to go on. I don’t have the capacity to contain this love. I need You to support me.”

Now the seeker knows she needs the help of others. Therefore she says, “Sustain me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples.”

Adapted from The Journey of Life, page 172.

Tomorrow: “Needing the Strength of Others”

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