Song of Solomon 5:10-16
The man I love is radiant and ruddy; he stands out among ten thousand.
His head is like the finest gold; his locks are wavy and black as raven.
His eyes are like doves by running streams, bathed in milk (almond :-)) and set just right.
His cheeks are like beds of spices, like banks of fragrant herbs.
His lips are like lilies dripping with sweet myrrh.
His arms are like rods of gold set with beryl, his body polished ivory adorned with sapphires.
His legs are like pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold.
His appearance is like the L’vanon, as imposing as cedars.
His words are sweetness itself; he is altogether desirable.
This is my darling, and this is my friend, daughters of Yerushalayim.
This is my husband, Samuel. And I love him! Nineteen years ago today he took me as a wife and today I celebrate the meaning.
God has given him to me to love; to love in a way no other will ever love him. The honour of such overwhelms me.
He is all the things spoken in the Scripture and more. More so, that this poetically inclined muse cannot find words to add. God gave me music once to express him, it is the closest I’ve ever come to knowing how to express him. I admit back then it was all God, He wrote Sams soul through my fingers on the black and white keys of a cheap Casio Chord and made it sound like heavens symphony.
He is respected by all who know him. Adored by those who know him. Loved by all who’ve met him. He is Samuel, which means, God has heard. And He does.
Least you think I’ve made him a god among men, let me put your mind at ease. He is fully human, and his weakness are as mighty as his strengths. But those. .. His weaknesses are my treasure alone – save God’s before me; and rightly so. I get to hold those to myself and share them with noone else. They are my hearts delight; even as they often break it. Sweetest music is made in the meadows of his flaws and I lean into our Maker to listen. So noone will hear of reasons to look at him with plainness… he is… amazing. That’s all anyone needs to know. Because the goodness of God flows continually out from him and this is a flow the wife that honors her husband; but more importantly honors Adonai; must never seek to stop. Not even… to – as the world may put it – “make him human”.
I pale in comparison to him. I am a dim light to his bright. It is as it should be, as we – Adonai’s Bride – will never outshine our Savior. And as all marriages reflect (or are meant to) the Messiah and His Followers (church). I am content and am learning not to dare to compare or question any longer. He must out shine me, and as such I shine with him. And our Father smiles… smiles everyday.
Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together. .. he is my brother, he is my friend, he is my Lover, and my helpmate, my co-conspirator in life, the song in my heart and I sing him today.
♡ Happy Anniversary, my beloved
May God love You!
May He continue to teach me to.
With all my heart, I do love you. Till death do us part – which it never will praise be to God for eternal life! ♡
Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah