Song of Solomon 2:10, 13b
10) My lover spoke to me, saying: “Arise, my darling; My beautiful one, come away with me! …
13b) Arise, come away my darling; my beautiful one, come away with me!”
I’m studying Song of Solomon this week and I’m struck by the love our Lord has for us. It’s similar to a romantic love. He calls us numerous times in a way that one would address a lover. Just look at the verses in Chapter 2.
Romantic love is described in Wikipedia** as “the expressive and pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction towards another person.”
“In the context of romantic love relationships, romance usually implies an expression of one’s strong romantic love, or one’s deep and strong emotional desires to connect with another person intimately or romantically.”
So, I’m seeing in a new light that our Lord wants a relationship with us as deep and intimate as a romantic love.
He excitedly tells us to come away with him. See the exclamation point at the end of both of those verses above? It excites Him to be close to us, to be intimate with us.
He wants us to love Him this much too. Our love for Him will grow as we get to know him and we can get to know him better by intentionally drawing close to Him.
Even though I’ve often been hurt over my lifetime by people who claim to love me, I’m beginning to realize that there is One who will never betray my love and that One actually enjoys my closeness and intimacy with Him!
Draw closer to Him today by focusing on this amazing love. You can start by reading this short book of 8 chapters and meditating on His deep and intimate love for each of us as individuals.
Have an awesome day, knowing you are loved!
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**Quote taken from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_(love)