Rethinking Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18-Line 1, in Particular
Trust me. I am having experiences in Abba’s chambers found within the inner courts. This place is entered by total surrender and sincerity. It’s a space where the vices of not forgiving, bitterness, coldness, etc. cannot enter. I have spent years in the outer court being surface, not reflecting on the self, nor acknowledging serious matters of my heart. (I need to mention this space will attract more levels of persecution.) Many people are religious, having a form of godliness, but denying the power of God. You know, the ones that are always good or fine or blessed. I learned via a colleagues blog that true blessedness is found in suffering. (-Reread the Beatitudes).
Summer days are beautiful, yet blazing with heat. They can be fun, and cause burns that damage. Too much heat causes withering, dehydration and strokes. Summer days cause body swelling. Summer days release “lovers” everywhere: friendships, relationships, marriages, anniversary’s, etc. Summer discusses love uniquely. Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day? is asking the lover to connect and locate a potent similarity between what is felt, perceived, eye-witnessed and experienced on a specific, loving day that will always linger, remain and never be lost.
Shall I compare what Abba has stirred in me to a summer’s day? It’s complete– Love.