Thursday, June 12, 2008

Beautiful Attraction

“You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. How delightful is your live, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is our love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!” Song of Songs 4:9-10


In the book of Song of Songs, Solomon gives us a very graphic, visual, and stirring description of what a God centered love relationship with a man and a woman can look like. Make no mistake about it, this is not an analogy of God's love for man, this book is purely a love relationship between a man and a woman.  It is very passionate, exciting, erotic, and at the same time, it is intimate, gentle and sweet. Which I wouldn’t expect anything less, being that an awesome God created love and sex. To have this kind of passion for another person is not only good, but it is very good.

Yesterday I was at McDonalds eating my Kung Fu Panda Happy Meal, and I herd behind me a couple sitting down. They were sitting together all cuddly, sweet talking each other. Since school is out, I though it was a bunch of kids. I got up to go refill my large coke and I looked at them, they were like 60 years old. At first I was grossed out. But as I was walking to refill my soda, God plopped the idea in my head, “Why is that gross? You know how awesome that is?” Then as I was watching my Coke fill up I began to analyze how much it is for a miracle it is to put a man and a woman together. There are so many factors, from their first meeting, to them getting together, then when their hearts go beyond friendship to lovers. It is a complicated process. It easy to see, but difficult to explain. So often we want to play Cupid, but we are in no comparison to God when he brings two people together.   The process is nothing short of miraculous.  When He does bring a man and a woman together, and it is passionate, thrilling, and exciting, it is awesome.  So as I went back to my seat and finish my Kung Fu Panda Chinken McNuggett meal, I smiled at the couple. It was a beautiful sight to see.

Oh Lord the amazing things you do. I am just in awe of what you do.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Reflections...

“As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” Proverbs 27:19

Though this verse is simple it reveals a wonderful truth about all men. Our hearts are very much reflective of who we are. Here Solomon wisely says that if you examine the heart of a man you will see what he is really like. Here he is describing the inner soul, the inner sanctuary, the inner most part of him. That is where the real person is. Past the disguises that each person puts up, you dig deeper you will find what really makes this person.

My nieces are back in town, so you know what that means, I am watching more and more Disney movies. But a couple of nights ago I was forced to watch a movie Mulan again, and again. About the 3rd time I was watching it, something caught my attention. The song that Mulan sings, “When will my reflection show who I am inside.” What caught me was that what she was seeing was not what she wanted to be. So when I read this verse here what I see sometimes the reflection of my heart, is sometimes not what I want to be. I know what is God’s heart and then I look at my heart and my life, and well, there is a lot of things I need to improve on. But one thing is certain at least God shows us what the heart is supposed to look like and we have a target to reach for.

Lord I am far off from what I am supposed to be, I want my heart to be a reflection of You.