Place me as a seal upon your heart, for love is as strong as death
Six days before the Pesach, Yeshua came to Bethany. Then Miryam, the Beloved Companion took a jar of oil of pure and expensive spikenard and poured it upon the head of Yeshua and anointed him and the house was full of the sweet fragrance of the ointment. Yeshua said: “ She has anointed me for what I am come to do and done what she is appointed to do ……..whenever they speak of me what she has done will also be told in memory of her. Gospel of the Beloved Companion
I am the Rose of Sharon
I am the rose of Sharon, I am the lily of the valley. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; truly more pleasing is he than wine. I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.
A garden enclosed, my sister bride; a garden enclosed; a fountain sealed…..a garden fountain, a well of fresh water, flowing from Lebanon. Arise, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow upon my garden that its spices may flow. I have come to my garden, my sister, my bride, I gather my myrrh with my spices ….
Place me as a seal upon your heart, for Love is as strong as death, its ardor as unyielding as the grave. It burns like a blazing fire, like a mighty flame, many waters cannot quench love. Rivers cannot wash it away. Song of Songs: Hebrew Bible
Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains a single grain, but if it dies, it shall yield a rich harvest. (John:12:26)
And all shall be well and
All manner of things shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded,
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one. T S Eliot