Cleft of the Rock

The sound of fluttering wings caught my attention as I stepped under the boardwalk. Looking up I saw a dove resting on the ledge of the crossbeam.

Reminded of a favorite verse from the Song of Solomon, I quickly opened my Bible and read:

Oh my dove in the cleft of the rock. Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. Song of Songs 2:14  

I smiled as the sadness of my heart lifted. Somehow I knew I was at the right place at the right time.

Years later, I wrote this poem.

The Bride of Christ is God’s Dove—
Sheltered in the safety of the cleft of the Rock.
It may be a secret place,
yet known to Him.
It may be a steep place,
yet directed by Him.
Maybe its a deep valley,
but He promised
never to leave your side.
Sometimes our Lord
calls us from
clamorous voices that
vie for our attention.
When we choose to look up
His voice becomes amazingly clear. 

Bible scholars believe the Song of Songs is a picture of Jesus Christ and His Bride.