The Rose of Sharon
Song of Songs 2:1
🌹Roses are the most popular flowers.
🌹They are an expression of love.
🌹Just as the rose is a token of earthly love, the rose of Sharon is a token of Heavenly Love.
🌹Jesus is the rose of Sharon.
🌹We know that from the first two words of our text – “I AM”.
🌹This is one of the names of God.
🌹Jesus is the proof of God’s love for a lost world.
Where is Sharon?
👉It is, of course,* in Israel*.
👉It lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Carmel mountain range.
There are some interesting facts about the rose of Sharon:
💐There are thousands of roses growing in the Sharon region.
How did they get there?
💐Humans didn’t plant them.
💐They have sprung up by themselves.
💐Surely this reminds us of the virgin birth of Jesus.
💐The Holy Ghost planted Him in the womb of Mary, a young virgin from Nazareth.
🔸Many battles have been fought in the Sharon region down through history.
What happened to the roses?
🔸They were trampled upon.
🔸God’s Son was trampled upon throughout His earthly life, never more so than at Calvary.
🔸People are still trampling upon Him today by refusing salvation.
🔸But the day will come when God the Father will not permit this to happen any longer.
🔸”Behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee” (Revelation 3:9).
🔹Note the word “the”.
🔹Jesus is not a rose of Sharon, He is “the” rose of Sharon.
🔹God chose Him to be the Saviour.
No one else fitted the bill.
🔹The lesson for us is that Jesus is not ”a” Saviour, He is “the” Saviour.
🔹”There is…one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).
🌹The word rose refers to a flower.
🌹But it is also the past tense of the verb ’to rise’.
🌹Jesus has risen from the dead.
🌹The Rose, “rose”!
🌹He “was raised again for our justification” (Romans 4:25).
💥JESUS, The Son Of God, came to save us.
💥 JESUS died on THE CROSS TO SET US FREE from sin.
💥HE ROSE again from the dead.
💥HE’S COMING AGAIN to take us to Heaven.
💥God has redeemed us, therefore we cannot die unfulfilled and unknown.
We, the Believers, have The Hope Of Resurrection, In CHRIST JESUS, THE ROSE OF SHARON‼️