OUR FATHER PREPARES FOR THE WEDDING OF HIS SON
The book of the Song of Songs chapter 1 verses 9 - 10 says this;
I liken you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.
Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
The first chapter of the book of Song of Songs is a conversation between a man and a woman with some interjections from friends who are listening in.
The two conversants are attracted to each other and describe each other in glowing terms of beauty, fragrances, adoration, precious articles and love.
Among these exchanges is the passage found in verses 9 and 10 which is spoken by the man to the woman telling her how attractive she is to him.
With the term of endearment, 'darling', he compares her to a mare among the chariot horses of Pharaoh.
The chariot horses of the king of Egypt would have been splendidly arrayed and trained to move with grace and aplomb even under pressure.
The man, by invoking the sight of Pharaoh's horses, was praising the woman for being regal and poised and striking to look at.
He comments on the beauty of her cheeks that are accented by earrings and her neck by jeweled necklaces.
This is the attraction of the beauty of the woman to the man or a bride to her bridegroom.
The church, being the bride of Christ, is to rise in beauty, poise, aplomb and the fragrance of praise and sacrifice as she prepares for the return of her Bridegroom.