How beautiful the love relationship between God and his people. Song of Solomon chapters 1 – 8 provide a beautiful picture of God’s love for his people. Some scholars believe chapters 1 – 8 were written regarding God’s love for Israel, others believe it was written by Solomon to his bride. I believe it was written to cover both audiences. I believe this is a letter written by Solomon for his bride. Because the Bible is the inspired word of God, I believe, God included the Song of Solomon in the Bible for all His children. In time past, as well as today, the nation of Israel was struggling and God’s chosen people need a reminder of His strong love. Today, just like the children of Israel, we need to be reminded of God’s strong love for us.
Let me share a RansomedHeart.com email received a few years ago. “The Sacred Romance calls to us every moment of our lives. It whispers to us on the wind, invites us through the laughter of good friends, reaches out to us through the touch of someone we love. We’ve heard it in our favorite music, sensed it at the birth of our first child, been drawn to it while watching the shimmer of a sunset on the ocean. It is even present in times of great personal suffering-the illness of a child, the loss of a marriage, the death of a friend.
Something calls to us through experiences like these and rouses an inconsolable longing deep within our heart, wakening in us a yearning for intimacy, beauty, and adventure. This longing is the most powerful part of any human personality. It fuels our search for meaning, for wholeness, for a sense of being truly alive. However we may describe this deep desire, it is the most important thing about us, our heart of hearts, the passion of our life. And the voice that calls to us in this place is none other than the voice of God.”
Today, take time in quiet meditation before God. Contemplate God’s love not only in the physical actions of his sacrifice, but in the emotion and depth of feeling. Sense the yearning for intimacy, deep down within your own heart and recognize God’s yearning for intimacy with you goes deeper still. I pray you will discover God’s passion for you; His bride.
Until next time,