Letters to His Roses

Return, return, to Jesus!

Return, return, to Jesus!

Dear Roses,

“Return, return, O maid of Shulam!”  7:1

Praying this verse from The Song of Songs has been a key to maintaining my inner calm despite the chaos around me and anxious thoughts in my mind. Making it a frequent prayer is a reminder to pause, breathe deeply, and shift my focus, my thoughts, and my heart back to Jesus dwelling within me.

As the bride of Christ, I am betrothed to Him Who is Peace; I am the “maid of Peace.” His peace that passes all understanding is mine if I choose to ask, to open, and to receive His peace again and again.

And so when I feel myself becoming anxious and overwhelmed by the work and worries of life, by repeating slowly and prayerfully this Scripture, I choose to return interiorly to the One Who is my peace, the One Who is the Only One Necessary Thing.

Try it now… pause, breathe in His Presence… deeply and deliberately… and say aloud, “Return, return O Maid of Shulman.” Exhale your tension into His Hands and inhaling again let His peace fill you from head to toe.
Straighten your crown, bride of peace, and return to the tasks at hand… knowing Jesus is with you always, closer than the air you breathe.

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
Isaiah 30:15

Together in His Heart,

Laura 🌹

Laura is a mother, writer, artist, spiritual mentor, and founder of Hope’s Garden. She has experienced the redemptive power of the spousal love of Christ the Bridegroom and like the Bride of The Song of Songs is passionate about sharing the truth of His intimate love for each one of us. Creativity and art have been at the heart of her healing journey and she feels called to share her creative talents with the hope of bringing beauty and the love of God to others.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you so much Laura. This post ‘Return, return’… is exactly what I needed today. Wanting to make sure my paperwork is accurate and ready to take to AL with me and also that I have everything packed and ready to go. I am printing this out also for when I get on the plane!!! <3 Awesome!!!


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