Jesus Christ, Rose of Sharon

While the occurrence of the phrase “rose of sharon” in Song of Solomon 2:1 refers to the Shulamite woman who was the object of the King’s love, the term has long been ascribed by Christians to describe Jesus Christ Himself.

Jesus Christ is the sweet aroma of God.  He is beauty.  And He is healing.  (It is believed that the term referred to a “rock-rose” that blooms in Palestine that was valuable for its healing properties.)

Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the [Son’s] love
In the spring becomes the rose.

And Jesus Christ is Love.


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