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The Sweetest Proposal 1

“Listen! My beloved!
    Look! Here he comes,
leaping across the mountains,
    bounding over the hills.”  Solomon’s Song of Songs 2:8

Incredible wisdom and love is here on display in his words and actions.

Title of the Section Song 2:8-3:4.   Conception.  The conception of the relationship.  Engagement day.

Title of the subsection. “The Sweetest Proposal.”

Who is speaking?  The woman in 2:8-13.  Solomon in 2:14.  Bride in 2:15-16.

Explaining the section.  Overall statements of the conception phase of their coming closer.

It starts with her beloved king coming to propose.

A proposal of a great type of Jesus Christ to his soon to be bride.  It is the sweetest proposal because she later says of his mouth that it is “sweetness itself” Song 5:16.  So sometime after the most amazing first date recorded in Scripture the bride to be gives us an account of their engagement.  She is at her mothers house and he is coming.  The king, Israel’s coming Messiah is coming to her to propose.  She is absolutely excited to hear and see him coming, he proposes, she hesitates because she thinks some things in her life might ruin the harmony and sweetness of the union, they agree to work on them together (called foxes) and the relationship is taken to a new level.  He wants the relationship to go to the next level, she knows some things about her that may hinder the increased level of intimacy that he wants, she lets him know the issues,  he gives himself to her for the good of  the relationship and she reciprocates and they are engaged.



Repletion of a sentence.  Song 2:10 and 2:13

One can’t help but notice that he repeats himself.  “Arise, come, my darling;
    my beautiful one, come with me.”  is said at the beginning and end of the proposal.  So how does the repletion help with drawing her closer.  Repetition of his desire for her to be with him makes it clear to her what he desires.  He truly wants her to be with him.  Then he gives reasons why and then looking into her doves eyes he sweetly asks her again

“Arise, come, my darling;
    my beautiful one, come with me.”

It’s really the timing of his proposal that is emphasized but what he wants his beautiful one, his love and his friend to do.  To “Arise” and to “Come away with him“.

This is a call for her to leave father and mother and to cleave to him.

Psalm 45:10  “Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention:
    Forget your people and your father’s house.

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the onewho wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

How the strength, jealousy, superlative nature, unquenchability and or pricelessness of love is illustrated in the section.

Explaining the context leading up to the proposal

The wisest man who ever lived fell in love with a lowly sunburnt slave girl and wrote 1,005 Songs.  The one Love Song that he wrote that made it to the Bible is the one that illustrated love better than any other.

The Love Song is written from the woman’s perspective.

She gives us an account of the the day he proposed to her.

The Love Poem doesn’t record every day of their courtship and marriage, but it does recount for us the times when love was in the air.  When as the Song says when love “sparks” or flames up.

Solomon was young and anointed king for the first time when she fell in love with him.  She wanted to marry him.  She expressed her desire to him to be near him and they went on the most amazing first date that ended with her passing out at the banquet hall in his arms due to the overwhelming experience of his love to her.

It’s very hard to tell how much time passes between the first date and his proposal.  It could have been the next day or it could have been a season later.  How much time that passes isn’t the point, but when he proposes is.   His timing is just right.

Read and enjoy her account of their engagement.  Solomon’s Song of Songs 2:8-16


The bride to be says,

Listen! My beloved!
    Look! Here he comes,
leaping across the mountains,
    bounding over the hills.
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
    Look! There he stands behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
    peering through the lattice.


10 My beloved spoke and said to me,
    “Arise, my darling,
    my beautiful one, come with me.
11 See! The winter is past;
    the rains are over and gone.
12 Flowers appear on the earth;
    the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
    is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;
    the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling;
    my beautiful one, come with me.

Solomon motivated by love and guided by wisdom sweetly gets her to answer.

14 “My dove in the clefts of the rock,
    in the hiding places on the mountainside,
show me your face,
    let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
    and your face is lovely.

She answers letting him know that their are foxes or rather issues she has that would hinder the relationship from blossoming so she says,

15″ Catch for us the foxes,
    the little foxes
that ruin the vineyards,
    our vineyards that are in bloom.

Then they obviously worked things out because 2:16 tells us he has given himself to her and she has given herself to him.

16 “My beloved is mine and I am his;
    he browses among the lilies.”

Solomon’s Song of Songs 2:8

“Listen! My beloved!
    Look! Here he comes,
leaping across the mountains,
    bounding over the hills.”

The soon to be engaged bride is speaking.

Listen”  First thing she tells us to do is to “listen“.  Hard to say who she is saying this to.  To the audience if this is a play.  The daughter of Jerusalem, her mother, her brothers.  Anyone in the house.  Who she is telling to listen doesn’t matter so much as that she wants them to hear what it sounds like for the one who loves her to be coming her direction.   In Song 1 it was her soul sensing his love, his name, his perfume, his sweet words and actions that aroused her love.  Now it is the sound of his coming that arouses her affection for him and sparks her interest.  Another indication that makes me think this was a play, then we would both see who she was talking to and would also hear the sounds she heard and share with her in the excitement of the moment, thus getting an idea of love.

My beloved”  The one who loved me.  Shows up 26 times in the poem, so the one who loves her plays a prominent role in the poem.

Here the one who loves her is proposing to her.  The one who loves her is drawing her closer to himself.  She knows the sound of the one who loves her coming.   He loves her and is about to manifest his love to her by sweetly proposing thus manifesting his desire for a closer more intimate relationship with her, more than friends or joint heirs to the kingdom of God.

The sound is familiar.  She hears him who loves her coming.  As if she heard it before for she knows it is him just by the sound. Maybe Solomon had a chariot with horses that made specific sounds that reminded her that the one showing up is her beloved.  Or possibly a trumpet sound announcing the arrival of the king.  If it was a trumpet sound then one would know that someone glorious and majestic was about to grace you with his presence.  If you were an Israelite you might remember mount Sinai when a trumpet sound was heard meant that you had permission to get closer to God.   Ex. 19:13 “Only when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast may they approach the mountain.”  Yet, there is no trumpet in the text.  So I only use the example of a trumpet because of the distinct sound of it.  Because there was a distinct sound she heard that made her know it was her beloved coming.

Nowadays in 2020 its a text that is heard or a phone ringing that gets the love in the heart hotter.  I suppose it happens but I don’t recommend proposing over a text message or phone unless you have to.

Look”  The second this she wants us to notice is with not just our ears but also our eyes. She is bringing us into her experience to hear what she heard and to see what she saw so we could feel what she felt to some degree.  She says,  “Listen, my beloved.  Look, here he comes.”

Here he comes”  Oh the pain of being separated from the one you love and the joy of being united again!  Here he comes.

Here”  Not there or over there he is but here he comes.  He is coming her direction and she knows it in her mind and feels…

Here he comes.  He is on his way.  He is not idle.  He is not leaving her.  He is coming her direction.

Imagine how she feels.  She wanted to marry him.  Their first date was absolutely amazing and now here he comes to her house.  Just thinking about this scene makes my heart beat faster.  Her excitement is palpable.

“Here he”  “He”  He the one coming is the one who loves her.  Her beloved.  “My beloved! Look!  Here he comes”  There is a joy when you know your mom is coming over.  Or dad, sister or friend because you love them and they love you.  But there is some sort of extra excitement in knowing the man of your dreams, who also loves you is on his way to your house.

Leaping across the mountains bounding over the hills

The point is that no obstacle is to difficult for him to overcome as he gets closer to her.  Its clear that no one can leap across mountains or literally bound over hills.  This would be my interpretation.  He has a way of coming closer to her that makes mountains of difficulties look insignificant.  He wants to be religiously closer, spiritually closer (heart to heart) and physically closer.  Here he is coming physically closer wanting to be even more physically closer in marriage because he proposes to her.  And in 2:13 they become more heart to heart due to her increased sincerity in the relationship. For he says to her “Let me hear your voice for it is sweet”  When she lets him hear her hearts desire he now nows in his heart her better.  In her heart she knows something about herself, when she reveals it to him then their two hearts co mingle as he now knows in his mind and heart what was in her mind and heart thus their hearts are now closer due to a commonality of knowledge of each other existing in his mind.

See how he proposes to her.  He draws her closer.  He bridges the gap.  They get closer due to his skill to overcome difficulties of further commitment by encouraging sincere communication, working together and mutual giving of one person to the other.

I strongly lean to thinking that Song 2:8-9 is a precursor to Song 2:10-13.   Meaning when she says “Listen”  its not him walking or leaping that is making noise, nor his feet or horses coming that she is hearing. But her desire is for us to listen to what he said upon his arrival.   Basically she is saying listen to what he said when he proposed to me.  And look at how he eagerly approaches.

So we the audience perk up our ears and see him outside her house peering through the lattice and looking into her window and proposes to her saying,  “Arise my darling my beautiful one… Arise…

What do we picture.

A happy young man, a great type of Christ wanting to be engaged to the woman he loves. He is outside her house, peering through a lattice and looking into the window.   He proposes to her from outside the house and she hides her face and doesn’t answer so quickly.  He says to her again, “Arise, my love, my beautiful one. Come away with me.

With her head still turned away and her still in the house feeling a little shameful due to some personal and heart issues that may hinder the relationship.

He then says to her,

“My dove in the clefts of the rock,
    in the hiding places on the mountainside,
show me your face,
    let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
    and your face is lovely.”

She turns to him who is outside her window peering in.  He see’s her lovely face and hears her sweet voice say,

“Catch for us the foxes,
    the little foxes
that ruin the vineyards,
    our vineyards that are in bloom.”

Kind of a funny thing to say after a guy proposes to you but very appropriate for the situation.  She has issues and their is still sin remaining in her heart.  These things that she fears will keep them apart and ruin the relationship she calls “foxes”.  He has both the love, holy jealousy and wisdom to overcome any mountain that may separate the two from each other.   So he gives himself to her for the purpose of destroying the foxes that may ruin the growing intimacy of the relationship.

We know he gives himself to her for she says,

My beloved is mine

Seeing his love to her enflames her heart even more so for him and she gives herself to him for she says,

I am his


She says,  “My beloved is mine and I am his”  she now has full assurance and senses his sweet love to her.

The idea of 2:8.  The idea is the universal principle that helps to illustrate love or Jealousy, wether you take the verse on way or another we should get the idea of the text.

What do I observe based on our knowledge of love and jealousy in Song 8:6-7 and this verse?  Can we see a principle of love on display?  The strength of love to unite is seen.  Jealousy to possess the one you love is seen by him asking her to come away with him.  Here he comes and nothing can quench his love.  Here he comes and the love in his heart is strong enough to draw her closer.  Here he comes with a flame above all other flames in his heart.

What are the difficulties he has already overcome?  What are the difficulties that he overcomes in his proposal?  Timing, knowing what to say, ability to get her to be sincere, ability to overcome any fears they had  etc.

Application of section

Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires”  Song 2:7 and 3:4

Application in courtship or marriage

Application as it relates to getting closer Jesus Christ.

A type of Christ is coming to propose to his bride.  This is similar to Jesus Christ who has already given Himself to you and proved his love at the cross and is calling you to give yourself to Him.  Listen it is God’s Son desiring to have a closer more intimate relationship with you.  Let your conscience bear witness.  Listen to God’s Word, The Bible.  Listen to the Word of God.


As the type of Christ wanted his wife to be with him where he was and come away with him so much more so does Jesus Christ want you to come away with Him!!  Jesus Christ has skillfully overcome all obstacles in the way of you having a sweet harmonious relationship with Him and will continue to keep destroying more and more foxes all along the way so that you can do what you were created for.  Which is to enjoy God and Glorify Him forever.

Contents of this Blog post

The verse

Title of the Section.  Song 2:8-3:4

Conception.  The conception of the relationship.  Engagement day and night.

Title of the subsection.

The Sweetest Proposal.

Verses in the subsection.

Song 2:8-16

Who is speaking?

The woman in 2:8-13.  Solomon in 2:14.  Bride in 2:15-16.

Overall statement of the section. (Above)

Definitions. (None so far)

How the strength, jealousy, superlative nature, unquenchability and or pricelessness of love is illustrated in the section.

Context leading up to the section.


The idea.  An idea is an underlying principle or truth that could be seen literally in the text.  Like she is wearing literal perfume to please him.  Yet at the same time you could ask the question what type of character did she put on in front of him that pleased him.  For she could put on perfume and she could put on a Christ like character of love.  Song 1:12 is teaching that she put on literary perfume that pleases him when smelled.  Yet also in the context she put on a loving character towards him that also pleased him like her wearing perfume.  The idea or truth in the text is literal.  But we can also see that in Song 1:9 He recognizes her words and actions that manifest the love in her heart she has for him.   That love going forth in words and actions, we can liken to her perfume going forth.  Also the act of her putting on the literal perfume for his pleasure or also their pleasure for she is pleased when he is pleased with her.

Application of section if not mentioned in the subsection.

Application in courtship or marriage

Application as it relates to getting closer Jesus Christ

Other related posts.

Sweetest Proposal 2

Sweetest Proposal 3

Sweetest Proposal 4




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Saved in 2000 at age 27. Nearly immediately I fell in love with the Song and grew very fast the first two years memorizing large portions of scripture purifying my mind the started chewing on meat to soon and struggled for 12 years and Christ has me on track like always but I just took the long way around and now I love leading others closer to Christ by seeing His love reflected in Solomons love for an enemy slave girl.

I have experienced God's love to me in the Song in ways that words can't express. There are many portion of the Word where she experiences extra ordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit of God. If you have a burning desire for a close intimate relationship with God by experiencing His Love to you over and over again at greater and greater heights, depths, lengths and breaths then The Song of Songs is where you need to be.

I can help you with this process of Growing in the experience of God's love. As of 7-23-16 I have experienced everything prior to chapter 8. The Song of Song is progressive in experience. Meaning that if you are mature then you can experience the joys and extraordinary outpourings of God's Love shed abroad in your heart.

If you are not so mature then the delights in the first chapter of the Song will satisfy your thirst for experiencing the Love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Many Christian are living in sin because they do not know how to experience God's love and get hooked on Loving Him. It feels good to be loved and to love Him. His burden is not heavy and His yoke is light, Jesus said in Matt. 10:28

I believe God wants to use me to help beautify His Bride through the Song of Solomon.

If you see the book literally you will not understand nor grasp the Love God has for you. If you see the book and the verses in it relating to Christ's love to you then I would love to show you how to experience this Love to the fullest. I will pray for you daily and guide you every step of the way.

16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

I grew up going to church but was a hypocrite. I lived my life how I chose but went to church on Sunday because my family went.

Mom and Dad divorced when I was about 5.

About this time I was sexually abused by "Bob" a made up name. This incident changed my life for the worst. I had no clue how to deal with it.

As I got older I grew in my hatred for Bob. I didn't blame anyone of my family because I was to young to know any better. Some of what happened during the abuse was in a bathroom. So overtime I would use the bathroom and look at my private parts that night would replay in my mind. My hatred for Bob would continue to grow each time.

Now I know this only happened to me one night. I can't image the pain other's go through who have had this happen to them over and over. Even as I write this now I cry with many tears for those hurting. God love you even though you may not know it or feel it. Go to Him in your time of need.

I was a really bad teenager. I only cared about myself and not even my family. I always came first in my mind. Even at the expense of hurting others. I was growing in my hatred for God by now.

I was going to church and was learned that God was in control. I thought well, if God was in control then He must have let me be sexually abused. I didn't understand this, How could a good and loving God allow this. I hated Him for it. My hatred for Bob grew as well. I was still using the bathroom and memories kept coming back. My heart grew even harder for Bob and God. As far as I was concerned God would have nothing to do with my life so I lived even worse. I thought I would be in jail or dead and I really didn't care, I thought it could be much worse than reliving your painful past over and over again. Little did I know that God's plan later would be to use these events to give me a burning passion for the closest most intimate love relationship with Himself through Christ mainly through the love poem in the Song of Songs in the Bible.

I remember hating Bob so much that the only thing that would relieve my pain was actually thinking he would suffer forever for what he did. I grew so much in my hatred for him that I had to continue to think that he would get even worse than what I imaged before. After some time I would only be relieved of hatred for him unless I thought he would burn in a hotter and hotter hell for all the suffering he put me through.

I never told my mom or family what happened, although I think some of them knew something had happened.

I grew up quite rebellious and even went to jail at the age of 20. I was living the fast life pursuing all my sinful desires and wanting more. It never seemed to be enough. I was quite happy in my sin but I just wanted more of it.

I lived life thinking I would die at a young age, riding motorcycle and living on the edge put me in the hospital many times and I should have been dead.

California at age 26.

I moved to California for a job opportunity at the age of 27. While trying to figure out what radio stations to program in my car, I ran across a RC Sproul talking about "people who have the faith that saves and people who only say that have faith" only the people who have the faith that saves will go to heaven. I thought "I don't think I have the faith that saves because my life was so bad." I searched the scriptures to try to get this faith. I found a church and thought people there could help me get this faith that saves. All along God kept showing me how sinful I was and that I deserved punishment from Him for living my life hating Him.

One weekend I read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John desperately trying to find out how to get this faith that saves. By now I knew that if you had the faith that saves that Jesus would be saving you from a life of sin. I still liked my sin and Jesus sure wasn't saving me from a life of sin, so I rightly concluded that I didn't have the faith that saves.

By the time I got to John, I saw "believe" everywhere. John 3:16 and other verses and wow the whole book was written so that you may believe. John 20:31 "these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." So at night I would pray "I believe Jesus died for me, I believe, I believe. This was just an intellectual belief. I knew that in history and the Bible that Jesus died for everyone, so I believed it. But this belief did not change my life.

I would go on night after night saying the same prayer only to wake up the next day wanting to fulfill my sinful desires. The prayer wasn't working so I started to word it different each time hoping some prayer would work. After about 2 weeks of this I was fed up with it all, nothing was happening. I still was living in my sin and wanted more of it. A Christian hates their sin and does something about it, and certainly they don't continue to make plans to sin. The prayers weren't working so I gave up. I thought to myself "God, I tried with all my might, I searched the Scriptures, went to church, read the Bible and prayed all to no avail. If Im going to be saved your going to have to do it because I tried."

So I quit praying but still the Bible kept calling me so I read more. 3 Days later I was laying in a tanning bed and God convicted me really hard that I had offended Him by the life I was living. I was so scared of God, where could I run. You can't hide from God. It seemed like forever that I was under these terrors of being punished by a Holy Angry God. This lasted about 10 minutes then this is how I understood it. God let me understand that all that anger that He had for me for all my sin should come my way but He had poured that anger out on Jesus 2,000 years ago. I immediately started weeping an couldn't stop for about 20 minutes. All the sins that I could think of I confessed for that 20 minutes one after another after another, I was so sorrowful and grieved it physically hurt inside.

After I stopped crying I thought that was the weirdest thing that ever happened. I walked out of the tanning salon and stood outside and everything seemed so beautiful, the tree's, the birds, even the air seemed pleasant. Now I was really wondering what was going on.

I pondered all of this as I drove to work that day. I brought my Bible to work and was thinking what am I doing, I want to take my Bible to work so I can read it. As soon as I got to work I started reading my Bible. I couldn't believe what I was reading!! It all was so wonderful. It felt so good to just read my Bible. My client showed up and as I was training them the only thing I could think about was getting back to my Bible. I read all night and slept about 2 hours and was reading again.

I had sinful things in my apartment and I rounded everything evil up and threw it in the garbage. It was weird I was thinking but it felt good so I left it all in the garbage. I called my girlfriend to break it up and she thought I had another girl, I said no, I just think this is wrong we shouldn't be sleeping together. She didn't understand so I told her I was a Christian now and she still thought I had another girlfriend. She said "Im glad your a Christian, so am I" I thought to myself, "I have a strong conviction that sleeping together is wrong and she thought it was okay" I wondered how she could think that. Anyway we broke up.

I kept reading my bible and repenting, there was so much to repent of and I had lived a very sinful life. I was a thief for some part of my life and all the people I stole from kept coming to mind. I owed so much money. I was instantly in debt about $80,000. As I could I paid them back. As of 7-18-2016 I still owe about $25,000 but it sure is a joy to be paying them back.

The first week of being saved a car just about ran me over, they hit me but I wasn't hurt at all. The guy in the car felt so bad. I just looked at him and said "God bless you and have a great day, I am okay" smiled at him and moved on. Now I was really wondering what was going on because I normally would have cussed him out left and right and instead of cussing I blessed him. That was so weird. But again it felt good. I learned to do good by what my conscience told me was good and that it felt good. I got hooked on this feeling good by doing good and did it more often.

About two weeks after being saved I thought of Bob. I immediately prayed for him, something like "Lord help him.." then I stopped praying and said out loud "What am I doing?" I'm praying for a man that I hated my whole life, but it feels good and right, so I did it again. I stopped again midway in the prayer and started pacing around. I was trying to make sense of what was going on and couldn't figure it out. But again it made me happy to pray for him so I did. Bob would often come to mind when I went to the bathroom and each time I would pray for Him. The more I did this the less weird it got. And the greater my love grew for him.

I started memorizing large portions of scripture and this was wonderful because it felt like the words were cleaning my mind and as Proverbs 2:10 "For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul." I wanted more and more of this pleasantness. So I memorized even more and the joy got more and more.

Then this life changing advice came:

A friend from church told me to find a book of the Bible and really understand it. Read through the Bible and pick one and read it over and over and study it and really get it. So I started in Genesis and read through. When I got to Proverbs I really liked it so I thought that would be the book. I started by memorizing all of Proverbs chapter 3. After that I thought maybe there is a better book than Proverbs. So I read on. Then I came to Song of Solomon. I read it with quite some confusion. It wasn't as good as the other books, I didn't know why. So I bought a commentary on it. George Burrowes commentary on the Song of Solomon.

In the commentary I found that George and other saw the book as illustrating God's love to the Church. And not only illustrating it but displaying the Love of Christ better than any other book. This caught my attention big time, because I was having a burning desire for a closer relationship with God and desperately learning about His Love so that I could Love God. You see I had hated Him for so long that God used that old hard heart to spur me on in loving Him. I so much did not want to hate God anymore that I was on fire to learn to Love Him as much and as fast as possible. So here was a book that would help me do that. So I landed on the Song of Solomon. I committed to learning as much of this book as possible.

I memorized the first chapter and would repeat it often throughout the day. I didn't know much of what I was repeating but it sure made me happier and on fire for God. I grew so fast repeating the first chapter over and over again all day, like a dozen times a day at least. It felt so good and I never found any other book that caused me to weep so much. I would often weep everyday just reading it. I was to immature to know what was going on. Even though it hurt to weep so much, I felt like my heart was being cleansed from the filth that was in it by repeating it over and over again so I did. As I read the commentary I understood more and more. What God was doing in me through the Song was greater and faster than any other portion of Scripture so I tended to stay there often. I was so excited about God that I thought it funny that other's in church weren't the same way. Some where happy but it seemed most of them didn't seem to care much about God. They would talk about work, football the weather. The only thing I wanted to talk about was Jesus and God and how can I grow closer to Him.

About this time there was a mission trip to Ireland.

I started to have convictions that I should try to find Bob and witness to him. I kept praying for him but how could he be saved if he hadn't heard the Gospel that has power unto salvation. So I asked family if they had any information. Like me before, my family hated him and thought he deserved hell. After some time I got his name but no location or phone number. Either they didn't know where he was or didn't want to tell me. I prayed some more and then started to get stronger convictions to do something about finding Bob.

So I went on the internet and typed in "his name and child molestation sex offender court" thinking that some court record would have some info leading to where I may find him" I even talked to a private eye and he couldn't help. So I googled some key words and spent hours each day looking through each page. I believed it was God's will for me to witness to Bob. I wanted him to be saved. Really bad. So much so that I thought God would save Bob if I were to witness to him. So I didn't stop searching for him. I kept my computer on each day and went page by page. It took two years to go through about 15,000 pages but I found someone who matched his name in a prison for molesting his grandchildren. I wrote the prison and he wrote back. All kinds of emotions went through my body when I saw his letter from the jail. I didn't open it right away but two hours later God gave me enough courage to face my fears again and I opened the letter. He admitted to being the one who molested me. We wrote back and forth I told him I was angry before but now I was saved and that I loved him and believed God wanted me to talk to him. He read my letters over and over again. I shared the gospel in each one.

I got mad at Bob 2x. Once he said that he love me. I got really angry with him. He didn't love me. That night it was hard to love Bob, I had to call a friend to pray for me to repent, after he prayed I felt greater love for Bob. Then I wrote him back saying "I'm sorry but you can't say that you loved me. You did not love me you lusted after me." He admitted he didn't love as he should have and admitted that it was lust and sinful. Finally some conviction. Yet I only thought he was saying that because I was being nice to him. All his family had left him and he said I was the only "friend" he had.

Wether or not it was true Bob said that he had cancer in his arm and that the help the prison gives was not enough and if he had money he could see a different doctor and get help. I sent him some money and since I was in jail before I knew what it was like to be in there without money, so I sent him money.

About 4-5 months in the economy went down, it was 2008. Work was hard. I still sent him money and I had to work harder. This was a really good lesson for me because I had to "work hard for the benefit of someone who did not deserve it." This was one of the greatest blessing ever because I realized with great certainty that Jesus was in me. This is what Jesus did. Jesus worked his whole life for me and I didn't deserve it!! Christ was in me! This was one of the best feelings ever and it put me in worship for months.

Then a mission trip to Croatia.

Each time I had to leave my business and amazing as it is I was completely okay each time. I am a self employed personal trainer and it is normally absurd to just leave and start over, but each time I had enough work within 2 weeks of coming back. This is a flat out miracle. I trusted God to provide and he did. How many people can start up a business in 2 weeks. Only with the help of God. God was teaching me early on in my walk that as long as I did what He wanted me to do then I had nothing to worry about.

About 3 years saved now.

I Taught the 4 year old's at church Sunday morning for 10 years.

Left my business 2x for mission trips and God miraculously provided when I came back.

I taught 5 x a week plus held a job.

Sunday morning to the kids.
Sunday night with the 5th graders
Friday afternoons at Good News Clubs. Sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Friday Nights with the Kids teaching through Pilgrims Progress, I did this 2x
Teaching Monday afternoons at a nursing home. I taught through the Song of Songs once then John, then Romans then back to the Song again! I love the Song of Songs.
I grew up hating God for what happened to me, and now I love Him because He first loved me. My passion is for children to grow up loving God and not hating Him.

My other passion which has become ever greater is to help others see the Love of Christ to His Church in the Song of Songs!!

I would love to help you, just let me know and I will lead you and pray for you.

God demonstrates His love to us in sending His one and only Son to suffer in our place, taking our sins upon Himself so that whoever believes they get to heaven because of what He did for us will not perish but have everlasting life.

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