Do you like love stories?
Right in the center of your Bible are several books that we call the “Wisdom Books.” Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon are three of the wisdom books. The Song of Solomon is a love story. Do you like love stories? Like Beauty and the Beast, or Cinderella, or The Princess Bride?
The Song of Solomon tells the story of a husband and a wife and how much they love each other. In this part of the Song you can hear the wife talking about how much her husband loves her.
Song of Songs 2:10-13; 16. 10My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, 11for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. 12The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. 13The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away… 16My beloved is mine, and I am his;
The Song of Solomon reminds us of just how much Jesus loves us. Like the husband in the story, Jesus comes asking us to come away from our sadness to be with him forever. Jesus calls us his beautiful one. Jesus says to our hearts that winter is over and spring has come. Like the husband, Jesus runs and jumps to get to us. Nothing could ever keep him from getting to YOU. And like the wife in the story we can say these words: My beloved Jesus is mine, and I am his.
Do you have any idea how much Jesus loves you today? Maybe you know it in your head but do you know it in your heart? Do you know that there is nothing you could ever do to make Jesus love you more or less? His love for you is perfect, complete, and unchanging. And he can’t wait to live with you forever.
Because of Jesus you are never separated from God and his love.
With Jesus you can trust his love and choose to love others like he does.
DO SOMETHING TOGETHER
Watch one of your favorite love stories together. How much do the characters love each other? Jesus loves you more!
Jesus, you love me no matter what. Nothing will stop you from being with me forever. And I can’t wait to be with you too. Amen.