Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Song of Songs

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I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine. ~ Song of Solomon 6:3

A few years ago, my pastor suggested a challenge for the married couples of our church to take part in. He had asked us to spend the next week reading Song of Solomon to our spouse. One chapter a night.

I, of course, loved the idea. One of the more romantic books of the Bible, I thought it a wonderful way to spend the next seven nights with my love. 

I actually did all the reading over the course of the next week, while my husband laid next to me, listening intently to the words written so beautifully, so long ago, but so perfect for where we are now.

Reading and soaking in the wisdom that God intended for His bride; His church; Us.

Together.

We soaked in the beautiful, poetic, wisdom that needed to be applied in our own marriage. The love spoken between two lovers longing for each other. The way God intended for it to be.

A beautiful love story written right there in the middle of the Bible.

"Hang my locket around your neck,
wear my ring on your finger.
Love is invincible facing danger and death.
Passion laughs at the terrors of hell.
The fire of love stops at nothing—
it sweeps everything before it.
Flood waters can't drown love,
torrents of rain can't put it out.
Love can't be bought, love can't be sold—
it's not to be found in the marketplace."
~ Song of Solomon 8:6-8 {the message}

I often think about that week and wonder why we have yet to repeat it. We both loved and learned and spoke of it for weeks, telling every married couple we knew to do the same. And I got to thinking,
"this is valentine's week-the week for love. what better way to spend these next seven nights than in God's word, with my lover, reading a beautiful, poetic, love story-the way only God can tell it?"
I'll be curling up tonight with my beloved and the most beautiful of songs and I encourage you to do the same.
The most important thing you can do for your spouse is to pray for them. But, I also believe that reading God's Word with or to your spouse is also just as important! It is an act of love-a beautiful, God-centered, act of love.

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He's one in a million.There's no one quite like him! ~ Song of Solomon 5:10 {the message}

2 comments:

  1. What a marvelous idea! I may try this with my dh. We are working on the marriage ministry at our church and I am going to share the idea with our team: )

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  2. How sweet! When I get home I'm going to suggest this to my beloved!

    ReplyDelete

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Song of Songs

Photobucket

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine. ~ Song of Solomon 6:3

A few years ago, my pastor suggested a challenge for the married couples of our church to take part in. He had asked us to spend the next week reading Song of Solomon to our spouse. One chapter a night.

I, of course, loved the idea. One of the more romantic books of the Bible, I thought it a wonderful way to spend the next seven nights with my love. 

I actually did all the reading over the course of the next week, while my husband laid next to me, listening intently to the words written so beautifully, so long ago, but so perfect for where we are now.

Reading and soaking in the wisdom that God intended for His bride; His church; Us.

Together.

We soaked in the beautiful, poetic, wisdom that needed to be applied in our own marriage. The love spoken between two lovers longing for each other. The way God intended for it to be.

A beautiful love story written right there in the middle of the Bible.

"Hang my locket around your neck,
wear my ring on your finger.
Love is invincible facing danger and death.
Passion laughs at the terrors of hell.
The fire of love stops at nothing—
it sweeps everything before it.
Flood waters can't drown love,
torrents of rain can't put it out.
Love can't be bought, love can't be sold—
it's not to be found in the marketplace."
~ Song of Solomon 8:6-8 {the message}

I often think about that week and wonder why we have yet to repeat it. We both loved and learned and spoke of it for weeks, telling every married couple we knew to do the same. And I got to thinking,
"this is valentine's week-the week for love. what better way to spend these next seven nights than in God's word, with my lover, reading a beautiful, poetic, love story-the way only God can tell it?"
I'll be curling up tonight with my beloved and the most beautiful of songs and I encourage you to do the same.
The most important thing you can do for your spouse is to pray for them. But, I also believe that reading God's Word with or to your spouse is also just as important! It is an act of love-a beautiful, God-centered, act of love.

Photobucket
He's one in a million.There's no one quite like him! ~ Song of Solomon 5:10 {the message}

2 comments:

  1. What a marvelous idea! I may try this with my dh. We are working on the marriage ministry at our church and I am going to share the idea with our team: )

    ReplyDelete
  2. How sweet! When I get home I'm going to suggest this to my beloved!

    ReplyDelete

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