Just like a garden, love is enjoyed when it is in full bloom. To keep it blooming, the love in our hearts grows when tended. If we do not feed it, it slowly dies. But just like humans, our love needs more than watering. It also needs faithful and patient tending.
Song of Solomon 6:2 describes how God loves to delight in the garden of our hearts; “My lover has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies.” Just like the bridegroom in this verse, not only do we delight in the love that He gives us, but He Himself also delight in our small yet sweet little hearts that beat only for Him. When our hearts are filled with so much love for Him, truly He enjoys it and wants to dwell in it as if our love is a strong, sweet fragrance from rare and lovely flowers.
We are so much overwhelmed with everything this world offers. If one would take time and observe the differences of this present time to that of our grandparents, we have truly become more innovative, faster, and more instant. Some historians and idealists call our age the “Information Age”, in which I really agree because of the limitless ideas that whirl before us one after another.