Song of Songs 2:3-5
She: As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love.
I read a really good article on romance once. It made the point that romance looks different for every individual and couple. For example, I’m not a “wine me and dine me” woman; I love cooking and rarely feel inclined to eat out. I also don’t really get a buzz when Glenn buys me cut flowers; my practical side would rather a potted plant I can put in our garden! But I know other women love being taken out or brought flowers. Some women would hate the idea of a hike with a picnic; for me, that’s the epitome of romance.
But whatever your preference, no one can read Song of Songs and not feel the love of the lovers. No one can miss their infatuation. No one can miss the delight they take in each other. They are sexually attracted to each other, they love each other’s company, they are consumed with loving each other. They delight in one another. I don’t want to lose this with Glenn. I want to keep hold of this love, the infatuation, the romance.
Through the daily grind, through caring for our child, through ministering together – through all seasons and events, I want to make time for the romance. It is so important that God devoted a whole book in His Word to it!
My action for today: Massages and a beach walk. Followed by a home cooked meal. Ahhh.
My prayer for today: You are truly the Giver of Good Gifts! Thank you, Father, for the gift of romance. Thank you for the love between man and wife. Thank you that we can take such joy and happiness from each other. Help us to make time for the romance. In Christ’s name, Amen.