THE FIG Hope Circle
THE FIG Hope Circle
Found deep within our Hope is the promise of purpose and destiny. And oh, how we all long for it to be time! We cry out for our season--the time when we will run with our Beloved to the higher places. The Passion Translation of Song of Songs is owning my heart right now.
“Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purpose and plans are bursting forth.”
According to Dr. Simmons, this verse is literally translated, “The fig tree has sweetened and puts forth its early fig.” Here, the fig tree becomes a vivid picture of purpose and destiny.
That ripe little fig, with a million promises inside, holds such hope for us! After all the fear… After all the holding back… After all the rains and swirling winds of uncertainty...the time is here. We can run without fear! We can leap from mountain to mountain, for the time of bondage is gone! There need not be any more hiding, for the One who sees you longs to pull you away with Him to high and secret places.
Let the words of this chapter woo your heart:
“Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come along with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now is the time, my beautiful one. The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth. Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers: “There is change in the air.” Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me. "
Song of Solomon 2:10-13 The Passion Translation