My husband is out of town this Valentines Day. I’m not worried, though.
Even though I’ll miss Rich, I’ll be fine.
You see, I’ve another lover.
Tucked inside a bedside book reside his letters.
They kindle my fire, deepen my desire…
You’ve captured my heart, dear friend.
You looked at me, and I fell in love.
One look my way and I was hopelessly in love!
How beautiful your love, dear, dear friend…
The kisses of your lips are honey, my love,
every syllable you speak a delicacy to savor.
The sweet, fragrant curves of your body,
the soft, spiced contours of your flesh
Invite me, and I come. I stay
until dawn breathes its light and night slips away.
You’re beautiful from head to toe, my dear love,
beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless.
…you’re a secret garden,
a private and pure fountain.
Body and soul, you are paradise…
You’re so beautiful, my darling, so beautiful…
As night arrives on Valentines, I’ll make flame, place icons and play chant.
As I wait, I will rise and sway, and whisper His name.
Open and ready, I will hear “Jodi,” then see His face, His eyes full of love.
My Lover, my Bridegroom will come.
Swaying softly in his embrace, we will become one. Forever we are one…
Although I’ll miss Rich this Valentines Day, I am looking forward to One-on-one time with Jesus, the Lover of my soul.
*Italicized text is taken from Song of Solomon (The Message version).
(By and large, the Church sees the Song of Solomon as an allegory of the love between God and His people, Christ and His church and Christ and the soul).