Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned. Song of Solomon 8:6,7 NIV
No matter how many love songs are produced and poems written and stories told, there is none like the love demonstrated in the Song of Solomon–explanation of love.
How many of us can say we wear love like a seal over our hearts and arms?
How strong is our love for others?
Does love only burn in our hearts in lust or does it burn with desire to serve all?
When love is sealed within our spirits–no escape hatch–water cannot stop it, rivers cannot carry it away from the object of our affections.
And though we love as we are told,
There are many mysteries of love to unfold,
Showering all we meet and greet sincerely,
With no holds barred, sealing love completely.
This love we have received from others,
Freely we give to all sisters and brothers,
In Christ and out–loving unconditionally
Remembering His Love for us, sentimentally.
Love has shown us, with great sacrifice made,
Obedient to Love, With His Life He paid,
The price to seal us with Love, so we can love!
Remember that “love” is not just about two people who connect with chemical appeal, but it’s about the love He gives us and how we respond to others whether they know Him or not, we are commanded to love (not lust after) all.
Today–a day that many set aside for special celebrations with the object of their affection, without remembering the ma–Valentine– who dared to defy a law established by Claudius to not marry young men (since marriage interfered with ability to soldier) and married young couples in secret and lost his life for doing so. That’s what real love–for mankind–does. Love sacrifices and seals its purpose within its actions.
Is your heart sealed with love? Show someone you don’t even know, a little love today!