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Friday, April 07, 2006

Fall In Love

As I sat dreaming of how my heroine and hero were going to fall in love, I found myself recalling the book Song of Songs. Which actually means the song above all songs.

King Solomon is symbolic of Christ and the Shulamite country girl represents us-the church. This book almost didn't make it into the canon of text because of its graphic sensuality made the song quite controversial.

In this song, the King and the country girl yearn for each other. Their feelings are deep and intense to the point that nothing will satisfy them except being near to one another.

Then it hit me. Christ feels this way toward me? Have I let down on my part of the relationship?

I need to fall in love again, so that I may write a true account of love.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8)

As you begin to write today, remember we need to encourage love. We need to fall in love with our first love, the lover of our soul. And we can start by inching near the cross where our ultimate hero has rescued us.

Oh, to fall in love with the Lord. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth- for your love is better than wine. ~Shulamite girl Song of Solomon 1:2

1 comment:

L.D.K. said...

Oh, wow! That's a great thought! Funny, I was thinking of that book myself just last week and my thoughts strayed along a similar course. I find myself trying to recall what that first brush of attraction was like, the giddy, stomach-churning, squishiness of it. *grin* I've been an old married lady for so many years now the concept is difficult to recall - NOT a good thing for a romance writer - or, I dare say, for my husband! *grin*


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