Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fire. Water.

I have been venturing into Song of Solomon quite a bit lately since beginning the planning process of our wedding.  Solomon was a brilliant lyricist.  I may end up doing a week or so on his verses.  Not only is this a story of a couple, but it is a description of our relationship with Christ as His bride.

When I was in high school we sang the words of Song of Solomon 8:6-7.  It was breathtaking.

"Set me like a seal upon your heart, like a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy is as hard and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead).  Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame [the very flame of the Lord]!  Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.  If a man would offer all the goods of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned and despised." (Song of Solomon 8:6-7 AMP)

Just sink in those Words of affirmation.  No, seriously.  Close your eyes and take it in.  God's love for us is powerful.  It is stronger than rushing water.  It is burning brighter and hotter than any flame we have experienced.  It is all encompassing.

We all have a desire to be wanted.  We all have a desire to be known.  I've never been married, but I have been in a "marriage" with my forever truest love, Jesus, for many years.  He knows me inside and out.  He knows my weaknesses and stayed with me even when I wasn't completely there with Him.  If I'm not mistaken, that's our example of how relationships should work.  It's not always lovey-dovey, romantic love.  It is a "vehement flame", an unquenchable desire for goodness.  It's putting God first and an intimate relationship with each other.  It's vulnerability that no one else may see.

God's love is here.  It is now.  We can never know love on earth without knowing His love first.  He is love!

1 comment:

  1. Very powerful words! The previous 2 posts have both gone straight to my heart! Satan is constantly trying to tear me down; Trying to feed me lies; Trying to lead me astray; Telling me that I am not good enough and I should just move on and be content with just the bare minimum of life. The ONLY thing that has kept me from believing that CRAP Satan tries to feed me, is an even stronger belief that God has me right where I need to be. I have always had a passion to live my life out for something Greater than myself! Settling for the bare minimum to just get by and staying within my comfort zone, is NEVER going to get me anywhere!