FEEDING AND RESTING AT NOON
Scripture Reading: Song of Solomon 1:7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest (shepherdest), where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
Rest has such a sweet ring to it. A lack of rest fosters unbelief and causes one to wander. Noon speaks to the strength of a day. In these writings there is only one day of concern and that is the Day of the Lord. It is a day of rest where the flock is fed and there is no need for one to wander. Stated differently yet the same, this position of rest at noon reveals the King in His fullness and proves that there is no need to look for help outside of Him.
Interestingly, Noah, whose name means rest, built an ark of safety at God’s instruction. The ark required a window above which means the same as noon. The root meaning is to press oil out, to shine or to glisten. Just as with Noah and his family they entered a new beginning from a position of rest. Imagine no toiling or spinning and perfectly safe and secure from outward things that could harm them. The only thing to do was to wait only on what God wanted to do next. What a powerful position and if the reader is in Christ Jesus our Lord, that is precisely the position He, The Great Shepherd of the sheep, has placed His flock in His Day. We simply manifest His glory by His Spirit. Shine on!