“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. “- Song of Solomon 2:1
The Rose in the above verses is compared to our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is fairest of ten thousand . our Lord Jesus is beautiful God. I have heard many testimony about people who have seen Jesus Christ in their vision and dream. All they say is that Jesus Christ is very beautiful. Hence in the song of Solomon we read that Jesus is compared to rose and lily.
Rose is a very beautiful flower to look, but it grows in a plant, which has thorns. Similarly lily has a very good fragrance, but it also grows in a plant which has thorns.
Jesus Christ wants us to be like Him. His character, behaviour, life is an example that We must follow to be like Him. People who look at us must see Jesus Christ’s character in our life. We may get dressed up outwardly very handsome and beautiful that may even attract men and women, but our God’s expectation is in our inner man’s beauty. People around us even may praise us for our work, but do we really please God in our deeds??
When we really try to be like Jesus Christ, there will be trials, temptations, sufferings, failures, all these can be compared to the thorns in our life. A rose or lily is always surrounded by thorns, but still it looks beautiful and gives good fragrance . likewise we must overcome our trials and glorify God. Our God allows trials in our life to mould us to character, to make us like him.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. – 1 John 3:2
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