She grew before Him like a tender plant and He instructed her in all of her ways. He became enthralled by her beauty and she honoured Him. He protected her and cared for her and she gladly rejoiced in him. She would sit at his feet each night and tenderly He spoke to her and His words would cleanse her, removing all blemishes, stains and wrinkles. His presence was like a fragrance to her, the darlings of heaven looked with jealousy, and she would often say to him, take me away with you, to your Father’s chamber. One evening, he called her to his side, his eyes burning with passion for her said to her, ‘My beloved, I must go to my Father’s house to prepare a place for you and after a time I will come for you. Do not let your heart be troubled for I am always with you, and when I come again I will receive you to myself never to depart again. If you love me you will let me go, you will obey all that I’ve taught you, for because of the words I have spoken to you, you are already clean. Be watchful, for I may come for you at anytime’.