Let's start of with the lemons. I was sitting down thinking of what the summer will look like after lockdown in our new normal. Daydreaming, the smell of fresh lemonade came to mind, it made me think, what's the symbolism of a lemon, crazy right? I have always been interested in symbolism in paintings. Why certain animals or objects were used in this movement that started in the late nineteenth-century.
I looked up what the symbolism of a lemon meant: purification, love, and friendship, but also it can mean fidelity (faithfulness to a person). This lead me to a bible verse that I came across a few years ago that really stuck out to me.
2 Timothy 2v20-22
In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honourable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.
The passage explains how your purity is like gold or silver. There is purpose in your purity. God will use you for honourable use and you've just got to trust in his timing. Sometimes we want to rush into relationships or into things that aren't good for us. But in the waiting there is purpose, and so much joy can come through waiting for someone who is meant to be with you. Someone who you can do life with and the things God has called you to do. But also purity doesn't have to mean intimacy in a relationship but how we live out our lives on a daily basis like in the last verse "Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts."
I will leave you with this. For all you singletons just like me God has prepared a path for you, keep your mind focus on what brings you peace and love. Just keep trusting in God that he will bring you a faithful amazing person.
Keep doing what you are called to do whatever it is right now!
Be in the moment, keep pursing God He has got you and your are not forgotten about!