Claiming Perfection

Song of Songs (Song of Solomon) is a dialogue between a maid and her Lover. The Beloved called herself a “Rose of Sharon.”   Clearly, the Beloved adored her Lover.  At the same time, she didn’t underrate herself.  In giving herself, she offered her Lover the most perfect flower that grew in nature — a rose of Sharon. Israeli botanists claimed that the rose of Sharon was a tulip.

God is perfect and his ways are perfect.  Because I am redeemed by Christ, when God looks at me, he sees Christ’s perfection, not my defects.  Because of my faith in Christ, God sees me as his perfect child. God is my Lover.

Reflection:   Reflect on your perfection in God’s sight.  Doesn’t it allow you to take a deep breath and relax securely in His care?






4 responses to “Claiming Perfection”

  1. This is a lesson God’s been slowly and patiently teaching me over this last year- one of the hardest of my life. I’ve never felt ‘beautiful’ or ‘perfect’, not for lack of loved ones telling me so. I want so much to understand my worth in God’s eyes, as one washed in the blood of Jesus.

    Once upon a time I was a gardener at a large theme park, so I’ve some interest and knowledge in gardening. I look forward to reading your book I purchased today, God as a Gardener. Perhaps when I’ve finished, I’ll understand a little better why He’s told me I am the Lilly of the Valley, the Rose of Sharon…

    Thank you for this article, and for your faithful ministry.

    1. Julie, thank you for your reinforcement. Keep in touch.

  2. Do you know I can purchase seeds of the old red rose of sharon?

    1. I do not have a direct address for seeds; however, I suggest that you do an internet search. Also, I am not sure what you mean by the “old red rose of Sharon” I’ve dealt with only the Israeli tulip as the rose of sharon.

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