Last Night at BSM

September 3, 2018

Last night at BSM, Rev. Laura Colee led us in meditating on Song of Solomon 2:8-13–one of the most sacred books in the Bible because it metaphorically explores the mutual love that humanity has for God.  So much of scripture is a one-sided expression of love where God does something for humanity and humanity responds by betraying God’s love. But Song of Solomon depicts a dialogue of love between God and humanity in full mutuality and equality of status.  Song of Solomon imagines how the world can be transformed by love and how beautiful the world looks through two lovers’ eyes.  The look helps us yearn for God and trust that God is yearning for us in return.

Listen to the sermon here.

The community offered these prayers to God:

I am thankful for ****’s sermon.  I pray that someday I find true, honest, steadfast, romantic love with another person.

Prayers for perseverance and patience in this “slow stir” season.

God, I pray for the safety, growth, and overall well-being of children as they return to school.  Be with the teachers and administrators, fortify them in their work, and give them love and grace to share in abundance.

To let go and trust in God.

Prayers for the health of my family.  Prayers for my art.

Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for your support, hope, and guidance as everyone returns to their schools–whether it be grade school, junior high, high school, college, grad school.  May they be blessed with a good education and happiness. Bless **** as he heals.  Thank you, Lord Jesus.

God–While it’s true I come to you with need–I also come to you this week in and with gratitude. Thank you for all our family’s blessings.  Please provide a new miracle for my mom.