Titanic, Romeo Juliet, Wuthering Heights, Anna Kernina, Casablanca. These are some of the most romantic stories of all time. All great love stories have some of the same elements in them love, intimacy, vulnerability, drama, intrigue, and tension. What is funny is that all of these stories are taken from the Bible.
The Bible has had the best stories of all time including stories of love. The most romantic story of the Bible is in the Song of Solomon. When I was diving into the book this past week I was amazed at how much romance and intimacy is in the book. The book consists of 3 parts.
B. Bridal procession and wedding
C. The life of love after marriage
This journey takes place between a Shulamite woman and man named Beloved. They go back and forth reaching out to one another, talking to one another, and wooing one another. It is fascinating to read the language on what they tell each other moment to moment. The beloved tells the Shulamite and says, “Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove’s eyes.” While she replies, “Behold, you are handsome, my beloved!” And this interaction happens for 4 chapters! Back and forth complimenting and encouraging one another in love. (Fellas pay attention!) But then something happens. The Beloved comes knocking on the door to see his woman, his love. And what happens next will surprise you. This Sabbath I will be diving into what happens and how their love evolves and relates to God. The outcome will surprise you!
Connected to the Vine,