May 30, 2013

36 JAZZ EVE ***Eefje

Today we were so pleased to speak with our very lovely guest, Eve Terschegget, known as Jazz Eve on SoundCloud.
Eve told us how she’s been singing since she was a little girl and it is something that stayed inside of her for years.  She calls herself a late bloomer as in she seriously started singing around 3 years ago when she met with one of her main collaborators.  In our discussion with Eve she told us about her long time inner connection with the people of Indonesia and on her first visit to Bali she fell in love with the Kamboja flower.  There is beautiful hidden meaning like a secret message of love and spirituality in the flowers as well as in our talk with her today and we are sure you will enjoy our discussion and her beautiful song written by Riny Raijmakers from her story, and so it is in her song she tells us about the “Kamboja Flowers.”

Interview 18/05/2013 – Kamboja Flowers by JAZZ EVE ***Eefje
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Lead Scripture:
Song of Solomon 1:13
“13 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie at night betwixt my breasts.”
Our love is like a sweet-smelling fragrance, even to God, and his love to us as well.


I will send you scents in your darkest hours
I’m  still here
I´ll color your nights with yellow flowers
Above my left ear

I´ll be there for)everyone to see
In the daytime
But at night I´ll spread my scent for you
Like the ghost of a flower

When the sphinx moth lands on my yellow petals
I’ll be your flame
With my fragrance, I will scent your temples
And be yours again

I’ll be there, in your darkest nights
Your darkest hours
When you smell my scent, you know I’ll always be
Your kamboja flower

If I ever fall down from the tree
And you’ll shed some tears
I will send you scents from kamboja flowers 
Above my left ear

Scriptures from Interview
Esther 2:15-17
“15 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.  16 So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.  17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.” (KJV)
For six months the virgins spoken of here beautified themselves with oil of myrrh and for 6 months spices and ointments for women.  Like the scent from the Kamboja flower, these women had a beautiful scent as they prepared to meet the king.

Song of Solomon 2:1-3
“1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.”

Song of Solomon 3:1
“1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.”

Song of Solomon 5:2-5
“2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.  3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them? 4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. 5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.”
The Song of Solomon is a love story of not only a man and woman but also of God’s love for us and our love for him.  Both have a beautiful scent that comes from love, something so beautiful it is on the garments and on everything the lover touches.  Again here the scent talks of the smell of myrrh, a strong and beautiful scent.

Myrrh is a woody plant or tree that must be wounded or scrapped for the sap to pour out and then it is collected.  It is valuable for its wonderful fragrance.  Just like the tree must be wounded Jesus was also wounded for us.  It’s like the fragrance of the myrrh, his whole life’s blood shed for us.  Jesus willingly allowed this to happen because of his love for us.  That is a sweet smelling fragrance to us and to God.

Isaiah 53:5

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”  (KJV)
This whole picture to me, looking at the lyrics through the bible, the whole picture of the flower and the scents and then going into the myrrh brings me to another picture of Jesus.  This is because Jesus was wounded for us, crushed for our iniquities…  Just like the myrrh the tree is wounded so that the fragrance pours out.  Jesus was also wounded for us.  He was pierced in his hands, pierced in his side and through his feet and he bled, shedding his life’s blood.  It’s like the fragrance of the myrrh when his whole life being came out as his blood was shed for us.  A sacrifice of love.  

It’s hard for us to understand why would god allow or even want something like that.  Even as old as I am it’s taken my whole life to this point to try to actually get a good grasp and understanding of why God requires blood.  I have accepted it all my life though I have often asked, “Why does God need to have a blood sacrifice?”  I never really completely understood it even though I read the words of the bible for years.  I know what the words say but now the words have more meaning to me, I understand them better.  The bible says that the wages or the payment for sin is death, and death requires the shedding of blood…and so the way that it works out, because we all sin and fall short of the glory of God it is our death that would be required.  But what happens is Jesus died in our place.  Jesus shed his blood for us.  Because he is the Son of God and the perfect sacrifice God has accepted his sacrifice for us.  God accepts the blood of Jesus in our place.  All we have to do is believe, accept and receive what he has done for us.  Because what Jesus did was for love it is a beautiful fragrance that is brought up before God.  I was not expecting this beautiful song to take me in this direction but it did and I’m very glad it did.  Thank you Jesus, and thank you Eve and Riny.  :) 

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