Good morning, Most Loved Ones:
The book of the Songs of Solomon is filled with love stories. Did you know that there is a dual meaning in these scriptures? The first meaning is that of a relationship between a man and woman. The second meaning is that between a Savior and His Beloved.
Song of Solomon 2:4
New King James Version (NKJV)
The Shulamite to the Daughters of Jerusalem
4 He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love.
When I was younger, in my early teens all the way through my early twenties, I didn’t feel like I deserved to receive perfect and pure love. Even though I was a Christian and I loved God, I loved him with limitations.
Why would a perfect God love an imperfect me? I knew that Jesus died for everyone’s sins but did He know the magnitude of my sins? I truly thought that there was no possible way that God could look past… well, my past.
One thing that God is very good at is showing us how much he loves us. The greatest demonstration of showing Love was deciding to take the form of man and becoming sin on the cross for us. Why did he do it? God loved us so much that he didn’t want ANYTHING to come between us and Him. God opened his arms wide and essentially said, “I love you this much,” as he willingly took his place on Calvary’s cross.
The song I keep singing this morning is taken from the Songs of Solomon which reminds us that God’s Banner over us is Love. God drapes us, covers us and surrounds us with His love. The same way a man wraps his physical arms around a woman, so God covers us and wraps us in perfect Love.
What I want you to hear today is that you are worthy of All the Love that Christ has to offer. No matter your past, you are worthy and you are Loved. His banner over You is Divine and Everlasting Love.
I love you with the same love that Christ freely gives.
Rev. Marcia Davis