Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Living in the Shadowlands
In this 9/15/19 message, Michael Gowens looks at Song of Solomon 2:8-17, focusing on the Shulamite's deep longing for the day of reunion with her departed King. Until that day - that is, until the dawn of everlasting and uninterrupted communion with her Beloved - she must abide in, as C. S. Lewis put it, "the Shadowlands." After sketching the developing plot in this poetical book, Gowens examines several ways in which the believer currently lives in the shadowlands. Then he gleans from the passage a number of very practical bits of wise counsel for those who must bide here as they wait for the dawn of that eternal day.
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