Do You Have Your Invitation? – Song of Solomon 2:5
If you want to read a great romance story, try “Song of Solomon.” Some find it hard to imagine words such as these being included in the Bible: “I am lovesick” (2:5); “On my bed night after night I sought him whom my soul loves” (3:1) “Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely” (4:3) and “Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle” (4:5)
Yet there they are and much more. This is the story in the natural of Solomon and his young Shulammite bride and their white hot love. It has also always been considered an allegory of the love between God and his people. If that is the case – and I believe it is – God is more emotional and passionate then we usually imagine.
The last words of the exquisite poem are: “Hurry, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices” (8:14). Now listen in Revelations to the culmination of this great marriage: “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready” Revelation 19:7). This is spoken by “the voice of a great multitude and as the sound of many waters…” (Revelation 19:6)
If you are counted as a servant of Jesus Christ, yours will be one of those voices. This will be the marriage of the ages and the scripture tells us; “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” (Verse 9) You don’t want to miss it. Do you have your invitation?