“Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates
With choice fruits, henna with nard plants,
Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
With all the trees of frankincense,
Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices.”
— Song of Songs 4:13-14
These verses tell us this garden is filled with choicest fruit. There is henna with spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all the trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices. All of these are produced from the seeker’s experience of the mountain of myrrh and the fragrant powders of the merchant (3:6).
Adapted from The Journey of Life, page 240.
Tomorrow: “The Garden, the Spring, and the Fountain” (6)