“Who is this coming up from the wilderness
Like pillars of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
With all scented powders of the merchant?”
There is Solomon’s bed.
Sixty mighty men surround it,
Of the mighty men of Israel.”
All of them are wielders of the sword,
Expert in war;
Each man has his sword at his side,
Guarding against the terrors of the night.”
— Song of Songs 3:6-8
At this time the maiden manifests that she is in union with the Lord. The world to her is a wilderness. Nothing in it can touch her or capture her heart. She is purely for the Lord, and she lives by His mercy. She unites with the Lord inwardly so that nothing can draw her away or distract her.
Only such a person can be empowered by the Spirit and realize the meaning of the myrrh, frankincense, and fragrant powders. With others she is able to coordinate and be built up. Because of her readiness together with others who are like-souled with her, the Lord is restful
Adapted from The Journey of Life, page 215.