Dance with me O Lover of my soul
To the Song of all songs
Romance me O Lover of my soul
To the Song of all songs
Behold You have come
Over the hills, Up on the mountains
To me You have run
My beloved, You captured my heart
To you I will go
You are my love, You are my fair one
The winter has passed
And the spring time has come
Solomon is a type of Messiah, and the love and longing he writes about for his bride, is the love and longing our Bridegroom feels for us. And the love and longing the bride feels for her beloved, is the love and longing the Bride of Messiah, the ekklesia, the assembly of believers, feels for her Beloved, Yeshua Messiah. The song which eclipses all the songs, even all the love songs we sing to our God, is the Love Song He has sung over us – that is the Song of all songs.
So when we think about it, the LORD could have made people in any way He chose. But He made them to live within family relationships. Those relationships are like visual aids to describe to us what He is like toward us, what He wants for us and what He wants with us. He is our Father and we are His children. He is our Bridegroom and we are His bride.
When He first made man, man was made in the LORD’s image. He was complete – the human male element and the human female element were united in Adam. God also has a male and female component united within Himself. He is the everlasting Father, strong, able to provide for and protect, wise and far seeing, the mighty warrior who defeats all His foes.
But He is also tender and compassionate as a mother toward her children. El Shaddai (God Almighty) in Hebrew literally means “the many- breasted one.” In other words, whatever we need, He has and delights to provide for us. So when the LORD made Eve, He separated from Adam the female element and made a woman. Then after He had separated them, He brought them together again, and said,
“A man shall leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Gen 2:24
So the act of marriage, which the Song of Songs celebrates, is an expression of the unity which completes a human being. And it is a visual aid of the unity the LORD our God desires to have with His people.
So when He returns and we dwell with Him, He will cleave to us, and we will be one in Him. It will not be the same as a human marriage. Human marriages are pictures, parables, similes. But the love, the longing, the passion, the exclusiveness, the intimacy, the joy found in being one, these are what we will find with Him that marriage illustrates for us. His delight is in us! It is really mind blowing if we let ourselves think of the extent that His passionate and tender regard for us goes!