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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Song of Songs 2: 8-9

“Hark! my lover-here he comes springing across the mountains, leaping across the hills.  My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag.  Here he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattices.”  (Song of Songs 2: 8-9).

This is a romantic tryst in the spring of King Solomon and his bride.  On these passages, the bride is speaking.  If someone is in love, the feeling is unexplainable or bewildering!  One’s Heart is racing like a deer.  When we see our lover, we seem nervous and excited to the point of almost fainting.  This is very true of those people who are emotional but not the cold-hearted.

The lover, King Solomon is seeking for his beloved, standing there hoping and longing for him to see his beloved.  He was peering through the lattices, yearning and persisting...

Some writers attribute a metaphor for the Song of Songs.  It’s a fitting metaphor for the great love of God for his people.  It is a love that yearns for a loving relationship.  God seeks you and me, all of us in a way we could not comprehend.  When we are lost, he seeks for us!  When we stray, he peers on the lattices and as if saying, “Where are you?”

As the beloved, we respond either positively or negatively.  If we truly love God, we are like the beloved in the Song of Songs:  “My lover belongs to me and I to him.” (S of S 2:16).  Praise God forever!

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