Referencing our hearts as spiritual gardens, the author invites us to ponder the many seasons of our lives. Desiring companionship and friendship from a bride, the Gardener of our hearts woes us to Himself. Reflect on the varied responses to the Beloved's overtures of love. Open the gate of your heart and permit yourself to enter into this prophetic allegory, expecting to gain greater insight into the Beloved's passionate longing for a bride and the Bride's overwhelming need for union and rest in her Bridegroom Messiah. May the romance of the ages cause your own garden of intimacy to flourish under His affirming gaze.