“You are beautiful, My love! There is no blemish on you! My bride, my sister, you have charmed me. You have charmed me with a single glance from your eyes, with a single strand of your necklace. How beautiful are your expressions of love, my bride, my sister! How much better are your expressions of love than wine and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice. Your lips drip honey, my bride. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The fragrance of your clothing is like the fragrance of Lebanon. My bride, my sister is a garden that is locked, a garden that is locked, a spring that is sealed. You are paradise that produces pomegranates and the best fruits, henna flowers and nard, nard and saffron, cane, cinnamon, and all kinds of incense, myrrh, aloes, and all the best spices. You are a spring for gardens, a well of living and flowing water.”
Several years ago, a song called “His Love” came out. You may have heard of it, or like our church, yours may have used it during praise and worship. The song spoke of how deep and high the Lord’s love reached. It stated “His love is sweeter than honey and stronger than angel and demons.” All of these things are true of course. And the melody was beautiful. That song can bring me to my knees every time I hear it.
It has come to my attention that we, as Christians, many times don’t really retain how special that love the Lord has for us. Most definitely, we all know the Lord loves us very much, He died for us. However, when we read the scripture written in John 3:16, it seems to kind of get caught up in the mundane, doesn’t it? It’s been repeated so many times it doesn’t seem to give us the spark it once did. Same way with Romans 8:38-39, where it tells how there are no limits to the Lord’s love. It all just seems to have become repetitious.
I think the other reasons we have become so out of touch with the love from the Lord is because there are so many distractions. We get run down by family members, co-workers, bosses, fellow classmates and others so we feel unworthy. Our self-esteem has reached an all time low. Society tells us we don’t have the right look. We are too fat, our hair is too flat and bland or our eyes are not the right color. But, many times, we can be our own worst critic. We tell ourselves we don’t make enough money, we don’t have the right car, our house is not nice enough, and worse – we are a failure. But if we look in Romans 14:4-5 you will find NO ONE has the right to do that! We are the Lord’s servant. We belong to the Lord, so we do not even have the right to even criticize ourselves!! I found this to be a real eye opener!
So the other day, while preparing for this lesson, I was taken to the scripture found in Psalm 139:14-17 which states in the last verse how precious the Lord’s thoughts are of us. This got me curious, so I prayed and asked the Lord, “What are YOUR thoughts toward us, Lord?” It was then He had me turn over to Song of Solomon 4:7,9-15, the scripture posted above is what I found! The term ‘Lover of my soul’ became very clear to me! Our Lord is waiting with bated breath to be joined with us! His love is intense! His love is intoxicating!! And His love is truly exhilarating!! There is NOTHING mundane about it!! He loves us and views us like a groom sees his bride here on earth. Thinking about His Love could almost make me blush!