When the world is one vast howling wilderness
(Robert Murray M'Cheyne)
"Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her Beloved?" Song of Songs 8:5
You will never find Jesus so precious, as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then He is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, or a rock rising above the storm!
Do not set your hearts on any of the flowers of this world. They shall all fade and die. Prize the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. Jesus never changes! Live nearer to Christ than to any person on this earth; so that when they are taken away, you may have Him to love and lean upon.
"Yes, He is altogether lovely. This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!" Song of Songs 5:16