The Song of Solomon, chapter 2:1 in the Passion Translation reads, “I am truly His rose, growing in the valley. I am overshadowed by His love, the very theme of His song. (order varied slightly.)

          What a beautiful picture of how God sees us. We became the sweet-smelling child of God at the moment of new birth. Gone is the stink of our past, like a beautiful rose we reflect His fragrance as He gazes upon us with pleasure Overshadowed by His endless love, we grow through His word, our valley of endless hope. Doubts, fears and unbelief fade under such grace, so much greater and more powerful than lies bent on bringing us down or rendering us useless.

          These are words spoken by our bridegroom, our Savior. I am blown away by the last part, “I am the very theme of His song.” Can you imagine Jesus singing a song to the Father about you alone? What would the tune be? What would the lyrics say?

          Maybe today it would be:

          “Oh, Father, rejoice, our child’s innermost being has awakened, she now knows she is not forsaken. She’s longing to feast on more of Me, to trust and become all she can be.”

          Or “Look Father, she has overcome her reluctance, faith and hope are now her stance. She’s committed that concern into our hands, her confession, ‘God’s word stands.’”

          Or maybe “Father, she has taken authority and released the battle to our care, cries of praise fill beloved’s lips, gone is her despair.”

          “My joy is full, Father, her spirit reflects like light upon a hill, boldly telling our Good News, refusing to be still.”

          Could His chorus swell to this as our victories rise to His heart?

          “She believes, she believes, confessing promises from the word.

          She believes, she believes, doubt crashing beneath our sword.”

          Okay, enough corny poetry, but what a delight to know we can give our Bridegroom reason to make us the theme of His song, a melody of faith and trust, a delight to the Father’s ears.

“He will rejoice over thee with singing.”   Zeph. 3:17