Friday, February 5, 2010

Where, O Love Art Thou?

Song of Solomon, chapter 3 is interesting. It first talks about the the Bride's dream of finding her beloved. Then the second half of the chapter talks about Solomon on his wedding day. How he is under heavy guard. How beautiful his specially made chair is.

The bride is scared she can not find her love. When she does find him, she will not let him out of her sight. It is like a mother who lost a child in a store. She frantically searches, calling their name, wondering where they could be. When she finds her child, she hugs them, not ever wanting them out of her sight again. We know it is going to happen though. We just have to trust that we have loved them enough and they have loved us enough to come back again.

Song of Solomon 3:2-4

2'I must arise now and go about the city;
In the streets and in the squares
I must seek him whom my soul loves.'
I sought him but did not find him.
3"The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me,
And I said, 'Have you seen him whom my soul loves?'
4"Scarcely had I left them
When I found him whom my soul loves;
I held on to him and would not let him go
Until I had brought him to my mother's house,
And into the room of her who conceived me."

Love comes in many forms. I hope we can experience all of those forms during our lifetimes.

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