The song of songs, which is Solomon’s. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.~Song 1:1-2 KJV
Jenny* rocked on the porch chair, listening to the chirring of crickets as the day dawned. She opened her Bible to Song of Solomon.
She was doing a Bible read-through, and had asked God to show her typologies of Jesus Christ in every book, and she was certain Beloved Solomon represented Jesus Christ in this biblical vignette. She had, at first, shut the book when she read about Beloved Solomon’s kisses, but this time, she was determined to understand.
Jenny read the first two lines, “The song of songs, which is Solomon’s. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his lips” (Song 1:1-2a KJV). She brushed the chill bumps from her arms. “This is still too much, my Jesus” she said. “How can I have a romance with You? That’s just not right…”
Within Jenny’s spirit, she felt Beloved Jesus was prompting her to understand beyond what words could express, the holy love He felt for her–that this romance was spiritual, and not sexual in any way.
Could it be, Song of Solomon was an allegory of Christ’s divine love? After all, the New Testament allegorized her as the Bride of Christ. She decided to test the theory. If Song of Solomon was indeed written as an allegorical representation of Jesus’s love for her as His Bride, then she would see other congruent language.
She opened her Bible and read verse two again, recalling a time where she’d studied Old Testament customs. According to Jewish tradition, when a gentleman was ready to propose to his bride, he’d offer her a cup of wine. If she sipped from the cup, and spoke, she was agreeing to her suitor’s marriage proposal.
Jenny felt a warmth wafting through her window. She recalled the warmth she’d felt within her spirit as she received Communion while reflecting on her Savior’s sacrificial love, and the wine as representative of the blood He shed on Calvary’s cross. “My Jesus, thank You for the message You’ve allegorized for me, Your Bride. Draw me into a knowledge of Your divine love and peace for me through Song of Solomon.”
She continued to read and journal about the encounter she experienced through this divine love-story, Song of Solomon. What had begun as a read-through of the Bible, continued as a life-long journey into Christ’s divine love as the Savior is portrayed in Song of Solomon.
Within the pages of this allegorical romance, she read about her Lord’s pierced, gem-set hands, the Communion elements, the myrrh and frankincense, and so much more….
Jenny was immersed into a holy romance found within a holy book. Beloved Jesus’ divine peace and love flooded her soul.
“I’ve been kissed with the kisses of Your peace, my Beloved,” Jenny said to her Bridegroom as she tarried in His spiritual embrace. “I’ve been kissed by my Husband-King. Your allegorical name may be Beloved Solomon–Beloved Peacemaker– but I know Your true identity is Jesus Christ.”
Envision yourself as the Bride of Christ as allegorically portrayed in Song of Solomon. This is who you are!
My Beloved Jesus, recieve me as Your Bride and kiss me with Your divine love and peace.
Genre: Creative non-fiction
Copyright 2018: Beloved Solomon’s Kiss: Diane Virginia: All Rights Reserved
Published: September 2018: Christian Broadcasting Network: Beth Patch, Senior Producer, Internet Ministries Producer