Mountains Of Spices
'Make haste, me beloved, and be thou like a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.' Song of Solomon 8:14 Mountain of Spices, a sequel to Hinds Feet on High Places, is a powerful allegory that personifies the unhappy, tormenting attitudes of the mind, heart, and temperament.
Meet Mrs. Dismal Forebodings, Old Lord Fearing, Sir Arrogant, Umbrage Resentment, Craven Fear and others.
Contrast their lives with the lives of Grace and Glory, Mrs. Valiant, Mercy, Joy and Peace.
Feel the tension as the tug of something better stirs unrest among the inhabitants of the Valley of Humiliation.
Not all respond to the Shepherd's gentle touch, but those who do discover that "love turned outward is true life."
In the words of a song sung on the Mountain of Calamus where the reeds of gentleness grow:
He loves thee for too well
To leave thee in thy self-made hell.
A Saviour is thy Lord.
Concerning Mountains of Spices, Hannah Hurnard says, "I have tried to show as clearly as possible that the very characteristics and weaknesses of temperament with which we were born...can be transformed into their exact opposites and can therefore produce us in the loveliest of all qualities."