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Solomon's Song Of Love
Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22

from the book
Sermons For Pentecost (Middle Third)

Sue Anne Steffey Morrow

Song Of Solomon 2:8-13


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It was summer heaven on the mountain. We woke to the song of thrushes and rose to watch the fog moving and lifting through the valley. We lit a little summer fire, with doors and windows opened wide. The coffee began to perk, the children to stir. We plotted and planned summer adventures: a creek hike in search of salamanders, a picnic at the top of the mountain, carpeted with ferns, where the laurel was at its peak. And yes, I got a terrific case of poison ivy, picking black-eyed Susans for the grandmother's return. It was summer heaven on the mountain, a blessing of creation, abundant, full.

This is the song which Solomon sings, the goodness of creation, in the portion of the Song Of Solomon appointed for this morning. "For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come and the voice ...

This Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 sermon, Solomon's Song Of Love, is based on Song Of Solomon 2:8-13 and relates to Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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