Song of Songs 1:2-4
2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth –
for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;
your name is like perfume poured out.
No wonder the young women love you!
4 Take me away with you – let us hurry!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.
In the heart of the Old Testament sits The Song of Songs or The Song of Solomon. It is an ancient love song, full of the heady highs and desperate lows of being in love, a celebration of physical and emotional attraction. Sometimes Christians can be accused of being prudish, or awkward around this area of life, but God can’t be, indeed in the shorthand of the internet age, sections of it may be labelled NSFW (Not Suitable For Work)! Maybe this is why we often read this book as being an allegory of the relationship between God and his people rather than a celebration of sexual attraction. Here the bride gushes about the power her love’s name has over her, hearing his name is like having beautiful perfume poured over her, that giddy feeling of falling for someone – remember that going weak at the knees moment when you fall for someone? Our love for someone else, reflects our love of God, our worship is our response like that of the bride’s here.
Lord, we long for you!
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