"My beloved speaks and says to me: 'Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come...'" Song of Solomon 2:10-12
Nestled in the center of God’s Word and given the great honor of inclusion in His Scriptures, the Song of Solomon holds rich, romantic language and intimate conversation praising the love inside marriage between She and Him. God created this poetry from the beginning, giving mankind a loving process for reproduction. With two halves creating a whole, God created a poetry in which couples can rejoice.
BEAUTY, ATTRACTION, INTIMACY
Flowers demand attention with their bright colors as the lovely countenance of the plant, drawing our focus with their beauty and lush fertility. Like the bride in the Canticles, she is beautiful and ready for love. Flowers are in a state of virginity – their fruit is not yet present, but the promise of fruit is there.
By nature blooms are delicate and transient, in the prime of their life and unique in their diversity of form, color, size and scent. The delicate posture, vibrant colors, fragile structure and varied textures of flowers give them endless layers of interest. Flowers contain the sentiments of attraction between male and female, a courtship between attraction and attention, and the promise of consummation.
Coupling God’s poetry of flowers with inspiration from the verses of the Bible, Lynn created this series to celebrate the love Christ has for His Bride, to sing the song of love in visual poetry on canvas and to bring you a place of quiet to reflect on true love in your life.