Song of Solomon: Ceremony 24 Apr 2020
What is this coming up from the desert
like a column of smoke,
breathing of myrrh and frankincense and every exotic perfume?
7 Here comes Solomon's litter.
Around it are sixty champions,
the flower of the warriors of Israel;
8 all of them skilled swordsmen, expert in war.
Each man has his sword at his side,
against alarms by night.
9 King Solomon has had a palanquin
made of wood from Lebanon.
10 He has had the posts made of silver,
the canopy of gold, the seat of purple;
the centre is inlaid with ebony.
11 Daughters of Zion, come and see King Solomon,
wearing the diadem
with which his mother crowned him on his wedding day,
on the day of his heart's joy.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
A royal wedding goes with ceremony. The lover likes to show off, to impress. He is king.
God hides his power. He is humble. Definitively God also has prepared a banquet for the wedding of the Lamb. Perhaps a banquet for the poor.