Love experienced in the heart of the woman is similar to the feeling the Bride of Jesus Christ feels. Both are better than wine song 1:2. Both feel something of a superlative nature.
She lets us know what she is feeling as Solomon is being anointed and says to herself but is thinking of him,
“May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine.
To the newly anointed Messiah and coregent king of Israel she says,
3“Your oils have a pleasing fragrance,
Your name is like oil when poured out;
Therefore the maidens love you.
4“Draw me after you and let us run together!
Let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers!” Solomon’s Song of Songs 1:2-3
For the long version of me studying this on Youtube go here. Superlative nature of his love. Reading the blog would be definitely faster for my livestream was 3 hours. lol.
1 Observe some truths. 2 Are any of these truths similar to other love relationships in the Bible? Mutual love of God and Israel or OT believers. Jesus Christ and His Bride. A husband and wife. 3 Make an analogy. 4 Benefits of that analogy 5 Application.
1 Truths observed.
Who is feeling outloud? The single virgin servant girl.
Who is she talking about? Solomon, the king of peace, otherwise known as Jedidiah (beloved of god), God’s son 2 Sam 7:14, coregent king, Messiah etc.
The king will love God’s people (prophesied). 2 Sam 7:12-15, Ps 72
The bond servant loved her king.
The servant girl knew the superlative nature of the kings love.
“Love is better than wine.”
Love is of a superlative nature.
There is a superlative nature to the Love she desires to experience.
Other better than Scriptures. God’s Word is better than gold and silver.
Psalm 119:72 “The law from your mouth is more precious to me
than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
Love from God directly or through a mediator is a better comfort than wine.
76 “May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.”
There is a superlative nature of God’s word it being “sweeter“.
103How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
2 Clear Similarities
OT believer, a bond servant having feelings for a type of Jesus Christ.
Her feelings are similar to that of a believers love to Jesus Christ. How are they similar? Both are the same love. Both their feelings come from the Holy Spirit. The feeling is the same in the fact that it is better than wine.
OT believers knew the superlative nature of love. Psalm 63:3 “…Your love is better than life.” So the experience of love from YHWH in the heart of a believer and the heart of the servant girl in the Song is the same. Both experience something “better”, Love.
From these verses we will see truths about a Messiah and his love to God’s people. (Psalm 72) that is similar to a husbands love to his wife and similar to Jesus Christ’s love to his bride.
Now if we wanted to see an analogy, we ask a question. Is there something similar about God’s love to Israel? Is there something similar to God’s love to OT believers? Is there something similar to Jesus Christ’s love to his Bride or Church. (Bride being all believers of all time that the Father gave to the Son before the world began) (Church is New Testament believer only).
The feeling the servant girl had in her heart is like that of the Psalmist in Ps. 63:3.
Since the Psalmist is included in Israel, Israel being the wife of YHWH. And YHWH being the Husband of Israel, then the Psalmist would be part of the wife of YHWH.
Isaiah 54:5“For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.”
4 Use of information
Get a right idea of love by taste or experience. Love is of a superlative nature. In order to know God who is and to love for Love comes from God then we must have a right idea of love. In order to truly know what love is we must taste, sense and feel it to truly know it. Like honey. If you have never tasted anything sweet then your idea of sweetness would be very vague and more likely to be more wrong than right.
If you only tasted things that where sour, bitter, spicy, bland or salty then how could you explain the taste of honey to someone. Could you give them an accurate and clear idea of what honey tasted like? No. The same is with the Love of God through a Messiah, king and type of Jesus Christ. You really don’t know it till you feel it first.
You can know love by only the understanding or intellectually knowing its 6 characteristics as described in Song 8:6-7, and still have a faint, maybe even really wrong idea of a true, holy, sweet and powerful love until you taste it from God through Christ.
“Taste and see that the LORD is good” Ps. 34:8 by believing God, believing in Him and His promises, trusting him. All these come with the heart and soul tasting love that lets us know that the LORD is good.
Since love is a better experience then do it. Love your wife. Wives love your husbands as the church does Christ. If you love someone wouldn’t you want to give them the best experience and greater heights, depths, durations, frequencies and intensities of love!
Ephesians 5:25-27, 32
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her…”
What love did the young maiden feel that caused her to know that being loved by the king of peace would be better than wine? She felt Love.
She knew that to experience the Love of God to her by way of kisses from the Messiah and coregent and coming king would be better than wine.
To be intimately loved by the coming king would be better than wine.
To be intimately loved by the coming King would be better than wine.
Here we have a similarity and an analogy. The analogy is between the feeling of being loved by the king of peace and the feeling of being loved by the King of peace. Both feelings are similar in the fact that they would be better than anything under the sun. Better than any other experience life can offer. The bride in the Song felt a love that is similar to the love the bride of Jesus Christ feels, experientially knowing the love of her Heavenly Bridegroom.
Similarity. The superlative nature of the feeling. It is better.
3rd Analogy seen in Song 1:2
Intensity of the feeling is great. The degree is high.
Intensity of the flame above all others in her heart.
Zeal. An intense emotion.
Her desire for him is intense, deep, earnest.
The servant earnestly and deeply desired an intimate relationship with her king. (these are truths in the text of the Love Song as they relate to a physical man and physical woman). So also did the Psalmist hunger and thirst for God like a deer pants for streams of water.
Sighing can be intense and deep
Mark 8:12 “And he sighed deeply in his spirit”
Her request seems ardent and earnest. Expressing deep desire.
In order to love him and desire him so, she had to know him enough through the prophecy in 2 Sam 7:12-15, 1 Chronicles 28 and Psalm 72 (Psalm 45 might go with Song 4).
Her desire is for intimacy. Her desire is for a closer relationship.
Not that of a loving king to a servant but that of a husband to a wife. “Let him kiss me…”
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James
Confess your sins in detail. Pray specifically your thoughts and feelings. Be real for love is sincere with no play acting.
She wants the feeling to be mutual.
She wants her feelings reciprocated.
Wait. Love God and other’s as you wait. Eagerly wait. Humbly wait. We deserve not the feeling but Jesus Christ has earned it for us. Dark are we yet lovely in Christ Jesus.
“As a dear pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you oh God.”
“Show me your glory” Moses said.
More mixed thoughts.
The feeling is sensible. This is true but don’t know if you can get this from the text.
The king drew out the desires of the young maiden by his name and love.
Christs love to his bride is analogous to a husbands love to his wife.
Christs love, Solomon’s love, for Solomon was a Christ, but not The Christ.
Christs love to his bride is analogous to a husbands love to his bride.
Any husbands true love in his heart to his wife, which includes the love of God in their heart, is analogous to the Love Jesus Christ has to His Bride.
The Love is the same Love and similar in respects in all love relationships. Therefor we can see analogies that help us to better understand our love relationship with Jesus Christ whom we can’t see, yet love and believe in.
God is Love. The essence and nature of God is Love. We partake of that Nature and don’t become God but are like Him. True love is in the heart of all believers in the OT. The same Love was in the heart of Solomon, the king of peace and Messiah of Israel. The same Love was in the heart of his bride. The same love is in the heart of New Testament Christian men and women.
The first Analogy and definition of analogy for here: Analogies in the Song of Solomon.
Definitions of Love
Love- Love ofBenevolence, as it respects the creature is that good disposition in Gods nature to communicate of his own fullness in general; such as His knowledge, holiness and happiness.
The love of God is that wherein all virtue and holiness does primarily and chiefly consist, and God’s own holiness must primarily consist in the love of himself
Love of Complacency
Love is commonly distinguished into a love of complacence and love of benevolence. Of these two a love of complacence is first, and is the foundation of the other,–i.e., if by a love of complacence be meant a relishing a sweetness in the qualifications of the beloved, and a being pleased and delighted in his excellency. This, in the order of nature, is before benevolence, because it is the foundation and reason of it. A person must first relish that wherein the amiableness of nature consists, before he can wish well to him on the account of that loveliness, or as being worthy to receive good. Indeed, sometimes love of complacence is explained something differently, even for that joy that the soul has in the presence and possession of the beloved, which is different from the soul’s relish of the beauty of the beloved, and is a fruit of it, as benevolence is. The soul may relish the sweetness and the beauty of a beloved object, whether that object be present or absent, whether in possession or not in possession; and this relish is the foundation of love of benevolence, or desire of the good of the beloved. And it is the foundation of love of affection to the beloved object when absent; and it is the foundation of one’s rejoicing in the object when present; and so it is the foundation of everything else that belongs to Divine Love.
God’s love, or benevolence, as it respects the creature, may be taken either in a larger or stricter sense. In a larger sense it may signify nothing diverse from that good disposition in his nature to communicate of his own fullness in general; as his knowledge, his holiness, and happiness; and to give creatures existence in order to it. This may be called benevolence or love, because it is the same good disposition that is exercised in love: ’tis the very fountain from whence love originally proceeds, when taken in the most proper sense; and it has the same general tendency and effect in the creature’s well-being. But yet this can’t have any particular present or future created existence for its object; because it is prior to any such object, and the very source of the futurition of the existence of it.6 Nor is it really diverse from God’s love to himself, as will more clearly appear afterwards.
But God’s love may be taken more strictly, for this general disposition to communicate good, as directed to particular objects: love in the most strict and proper sense presupposes the existence of the object beloved, at least in idea and expectation, and represented to the mind as future. God did not love angels in the strictest sense, but in consequence of his intending to create them, and so having an idea of future existing angels. Therefore his love to them was not properly what excited him to intend to create them. Love or benevolence strictly taken presupposes an existing object, as much as pity, a miserable suffering object.
Love= Another emanation of divine fulness, is the communication of virtue and holiness to the creature: this is a communication of God’s holiness; so that hereby the creature partakes of God’s own moral excellency; which is properly the beauty of the divine nature. And as God delights in his own beauty, he must necessarily delight in the creature’s holiness; which is a conformity to and participation of it, as truly as a brightness of a jewel, held in the sun’s beams, is a participation or derivation of the sun’s brightness, though immensely less in degree. And then it must be considered wherein this holiness in the creature consists, viz. in love, which is the comprehension of all true virtue; and primarily in love to God, which is exercised in a high esteem of God, admiration of his perfections, complacency in them, and praise of them. All which things are nothing else but the heart exalting, magnifying, or glorifying God; which, as I showed before, God necessarily approves of, and is pleased with, as he loves himself, and values the glory of his own nature. JE
Saved in 2000 at age 27. Nearly immediately I fell in love with the Song and grew very fast the first two years memorizing large portions of scripture purifying my mind the started chewing on meat to soon and struggled for 12 years and Christ has me on track like always but I just took the long way around and now I love leading others closer to Christ by seeing His love reflected in Solomons love for an enemy slave girl.
I have experienced God's love to me in the Song in ways that words can't express. There are many portion of the Word where she experiences extra ordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit of God. If you have a burning desire for a close intimate relationship with God by experiencing His Love to you over and over again at greater and greater heights, depths, lengths and breaths then The Song of Songs is where you need to be.
I can help you with this process of Growing in the experience of God's love. As of 7-23-16 I have experienced everything prior to chapter 8. The Song of Song is progressive in experience. Meaning that if you are mature then you can experience the joys and extraordinary outpourings of God's Love shed abroad in your heart.
If you are not so mature then the delights in the first chapter of the Song will satisfy your thirst for experiencing the Love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Many Christian are living in sin because they do not know how to experience God's love and get hooked on Loving Him. It feels good to be loved and to love Him. His burden is not heavy and His yoke is light, Jesus said in Matt. 10:28
I believe God wants to use me to help beautify His Bride through the Song of Solomon.
If you see the book literally you will not understand nor grasp the Love God has for you. If you see the book and the verses in it relating to Christ's love to you then I would love to show you how to experience this Love to the fullest. I will pray for you daily and guide you every step of the way.
16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I grew up going to church but was a hypocrite. I lived my life how I chose but went to church on Sunday because my family went.
Mom and Dad divorced when I was about 5.
About this time I was sexually abused by "Bob" a made up name. This incident changed my life for the worst. I had no clue how to deal with it.
As I got older I grew in my hatred for Bob. I didn't blame anyone of my family because I was to young to know any better. Some of what happened during the abuse was in a bathroom. So overtime I would use the bathroom and look at my private parts that night would replay in my mind. My hatred for Bob would continue to grow each time.
Now I know this only happened to me one night. I can't image the pain other's go through who have had this happen to them over and over. Even as I write this now I cry with many tears for those hurting. God love you even though you may not know it or feel it. Go to Him in your time of need.
I was a really bad teenager. I only cared about myself and not even my family. I always came first in my mind. Even at the expense of hurting others. I was growing in my hatred for God by now.
I was going to church and was learned that God was in control. I thought well, if God was in control then He must have let me be sexually abused. I didn't understand this, How could a good and loving God allow this. I hated Him for it. My hatred for Bob grew as well. I was still using the bathroom and memories kept coming back. My heart grew even harder for Bob and God. As far as I was concerned God would have nothing to do with my life so I lived even worse. I thought I would be in jail or dead and I really didn't care, I thought it could be much worse than reliving your painful past over and over again. Little did I know that God's plan later would be to use these events to give me a burning passion for the closest most intimate love relationship with Himself through Christ mainly through the love poem in the Song of Songs in the Bible.
I remember hating Bob so much that the only thing that would relieve my pain was actually thinking he would suffer forever for what he did. I grew so much in my hatred for him that I had to continue to think that he would get even worse than what I imaged before. After some time I would only be relieved of hatred for him unless I thought he would burn in a hotter and hotter hell for all the suffering he put me through.
I never told my mom or family what happened, although I think some of them knew something had happened.
I grew up quite rebellious and even went to jail at the age of 20. I was living the fast life pursuing all my sinful desires and wanting more. It never seemed to be enough. I was quite happy in my sin but I just wanted more of it.
I lived life thinking I would die at a young age, riding motorcycle and living on the edge put me in the hospital many times and I should have been dead.
California at age 26.
I moved to California for a job opportunity at the age of 27. While trying to figure out what radio stations to program in my car, I ran across a RC Sproul talking about "people who have the faith that saves and people who only say that have faith" only the people who have the faith that saves will go to heaven. I thought "I don't think I have the faith that saves because my life was so bad." I searched the scriptures to try to get this faith. I found a church and thought people there could help me get this faith that saves. All along God kept showing me how sinful I was and that I deserved punishment from Him for living my life hating Him.
One weekend I read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John desperately trying to find out how to get this faith that saves. By now I knew that if you had the faith that saves that Jesus would be saving you from a life of sin. I still liked my sin and Jesus sure wasn't saving me from a life of sin, so I rightly concluded that I didn't have the faith that saves.
By the time I got to John, I saw "believe" everywhere. John 3:16 and other verses and wow the whole book was written so that you may believe. John 20:31 "these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." So at night I would pray "I believe Jesus died for me, I believe, I believe. This was just an intellectual belief. I knew that in history and the Bible that Jesus died for everyone, so I believed it. But this belief did not change my life.
I would go on night after night saying the same prayer only to wake up the next day wanting to fulfill my sinful desires. The prayer wasn't working so I started to word it different each time hoping some prayer would work. After about 2 weeks of this I was fed up with it all, nothing was happening. I still was living in my sin and wanted more of it. A Christian hates their sin and does something about it, and certainly they don't continue to make plans to sin. The prayers weren't working so I gave up. I thought to myself "God, I tried with all my might, I searched the Scriptures, went to church, read the Bible and prayed all to no avail. If Im going to be saved your going to have to do it because I tried."
So I quit praying but still the Bible kept calling me so I read more. 3 Days later I was laying in a tanning bed and God convicted me really hard that I had offended Him by the life I was living. I was so scared of God, where could I run. You can't hide from God. It seemed like forever that I was under these terrors of being punished by a Holy Angry God. This lasted about 10 minutes then this is how I understood it. God let me understand that all that anger that He had for me for all my sin should come my way but He had poured that anger out on Jesus 2,000 years ago. I immediately started weeping an couldn't stop for about 20 minutes. All the sins that I could think of I confessed for that 20 minutes one after another after another, I was so sorrowful and grieved it physically hurt inside.
After I stopped crying I thought that was the weirdest thing that ever happened. I walked out of the tanning salon and stood outside and everything seemed so beautiful, the tree's, the birds, even the air seemed pleasant. Now I was really wondering what was going on.
I pondered all of this as I drove to work that day. I brought my Bible to work and was thinking what am I doing, I want to take my Bible to work so I can read it. As soon as I got to work I started reading my Bible. I couldn't believe what I was reading!! It all was so wonderful. It felt so good to just read my Bible. My client showed up and as I was training them the only thing I could think about was getting back to my Bible. I read all night and slept about 2 hours and was reading again.
I had sinful things in my apartment and I rounded everything evil up and threw it in the garbage. It was weird I was thinking but it felt good so I left it all in the garbage. I called my girlfriend to break it up and she thought I had another girl, I said no, I just think this is wrong we shouldn't be sleeping together. She didn't understand so I told her I was a Christian now and she still thought I had another girlfriend. She said "Im glad your a Christian, so am I" I thought to myself, "I have a strong conviction that sleeping together is wrong and she thought it was okay" I wondered how she could think that. Anyway we broke up.
I kept reading my bible and repenting, there was so much to repent of and I had lived a very sinful life. I was a thief for some part of my life and all the people I stole from kept coming to mind. I owed so much money. I was instantly in debt about $80,000. As I could I paid them back. As of 7-18-2016 I still owe about $25,000 but it sure is a joy to be paying them back.
The first week of being saved a car just about ran me over, they hit me but I wasn't hurt at all. The guy in the car felt so bad. I just looked at him and said "God bless you and have a great day, I am okay" smiled at him and moved on. Now I was really wondering what was going on because I normally would have cussed him out left and right and instead of cussing I blessed him. That was so weird. But again it felt good. I learned to do good by what my conscience told me was good and that it felt good. I got hooked on this feeling good by doing good and did it more often.
About two weeks after being saved I thought of Bob. I immediately prayed for him, something like "Lord help him.." then I stopped praying and said out loud "What am I doing?" I'm praying for a man that I hated my whole life, but it feels good and right, so I did it again. I stopped again midway in the prayer and started pacing around. I was trying to make sense of what was going on and couldn't figure it out. But again it made me happy to pray for him so I did. Bob would often come to mind when I went to the bathroom and each time I would pray for Him. The more I did this the less weird it got. And the greater my love grew for him.
I started memorizing large portions of scripture and this was wonderful because it felt like the words were cleaning my mind and as Proverbs 2:10 "For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul." I wanted more and more of this pleasantness. So I memorized even more and the joy got more and more.
Then this life changing advice came:
A friend from church told me to find a book of the Bible and really understand it. Read through the Bible and pick one and read it over and over and study it and really get it. So I started in Genesis and read through. When I got to Proverbs I really liked it so I thought that would be the book. I started by memorizing all of Proverbs chapter 3. After that I thought maybe there is a better book than Proverbs. So I read on. Then I came to Song of Solomon. I read it with quite some confusion. It wasn't as good as the other books, I didn't know why. So I bought a commentary on it. George Burrowes commentary on the Song of Solomon.
In the commentary I found that George and other saw the book as illustrating God's love to the Church. And not only illustrating it but displaying the Love of Christ better than any other book. This caught my attention big time, because I was having a burning desire for a closer relationship with God and desperately learning about His Love so that I could Love God. You see I had hated Him for so long that God used that old hard heart to spur me on in loving Him. I so much did not want to hate God anymore that I was on fire to learn to Love Him as much and as fast as possible. So here was a book that would help me do that. So I landed on the Song of Solomon. I committed to learning as much of this book as possible.
I memorized the first chapter and would repeat it often throughout the day. I didn't know much of what I was repeating but it sure made me happier and on fire for God. I grew so fast repeating the first chapter over and over again all day, like a dozen times a day at least. It felt so good and I never found any other book that caused me to weep so much. I would often weep everyday just reading it. I was to immature to know what was going on. Even though it hurt to weep so much, I felt like my heart was being cleansed from the filth that was in it by repeating it over and over again so I did. As I read the commentary I understood more and more. What God was doing in me through the Song was greater and faster than any other portion of Scripture so I tended to stay there often. I was so excited about God that I thought it funny that other's in church weren't the same way. Some where happy but it seemed most of them didn't seem to care much about God. They would talk about work, football the weather. The only thing I wanted to talk about was Jesus and God and how can I grow closer to Him.
About this time there was a mission trip to Ireland.
I started to have convictions that I should try to find Bob and witness to him. I kept praying for him but how could he be saved if he hadn't heard the Gospel that has power unto salvation. So I asked family if they had any information. Like me before, my family hated him and thought he deserved hell. After some time I got his name but no location or phone number. Either they didn't know where he was or didn't want to tell me. I prayed some more and then started to get stronger convictions to do something about finding Bob.
So I went on the internet and typed in "his name and child molestation sex offender court" thinking that some court record would have some info leading to where I may find him" I even talked to a private eye and he couldn't help. So I googled some key words and spent hours each day looking through each page. I believed it was God's will for me to witness to Bob. I wanted him to be saved. Really bad. So much so that I thought God would save Bob if I were to witness to him. So I didn't stop searching for him. I kept my computer on each day and went page by page. It took two years to go through about 15,000 pages but I found someone who matched his name in a prison for molesting his grandchildren. I wrote the prison and he wrote back. All kinds of emotions went through my body when I saw his letter from the jail. I didn't open it right away but two hours later God gave me enough courage to face my fears again and I opened the letter. He admitted to being the one who molested me. We wrote back and forth I told him I was angry before but now I was saved and that I loved him and believed God wanted me to talk to him. He read my letters over and over again. I shared the gospel in each one.
I got mad at Bob 2x. Once he said that he love me. I got really angry with him. He didn't love me. That night it was hard to love Bob, I had to call a friend to pray for me to repent, after he prayed I felt greater love for Bob. Then I wrote him back saying "I'm sorry but you can't say that you loved me. You did not love me you lusted after me." He admitted he didn't love as he should have and admitted that it was lust and sinful. Finally some conviction. Yet I only thought he was saying that because I was being nice to him. All his family had left him and he said I was the only "friend" he had.
Wether or not it was true Bob said that he had cancer in his arm and that the help the prison gives was not enough and if he had money he could see a different doctor and get help. I sent him some money and since I was in jail before I knew what it was like to be in there without money, so I sent him money.
About 4-5 months in the economy went down, it was 2008. Work was hard. I still sent him money and I had to work harder. This was a really good lesson for me because I had to "work hard for the benefit of someone who did not deserve it." This was one of the greatest blessing ever because I realized with great certainty that Jesus was in me. This is what Jesus did. Jesus worked his whole life for me and I didn't deserve it!! Christ was in me! This was one of the best feelings ever and it put me in worship for months.
Then a mission trip to Croatia.
Each time I had to leave my business and amazing as it is I was completely okay each time. I am a self employed personal trainer and it is normally absurd to just leave and start over, but each time I had enough work within 2 weeks of coming back. This is a flat out miracle. I trusted God to provide and he did. How many people can start up a business in 2 weeks. Only with the help of God. God was teaching me early on in my walk that as long as I did what He wanted me to do then I had nothing to worry about.
About 3 years saved now.
I Taught the 4 year old's at church Sunday morning for 10 years.
Left my business 2x for mission trips and God miraculously provided when I came back.
I taught 5 x a week plus held a job.
Sunday morning to the kids.
Sunday night with the 5th graders
Friday afternoons at Good News Clubs. Sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Friday Nights with the Kids teaching through Pilgrims Progress, I did this 2x
Teaching Monday afternoons at a nursing home. I taught through the Song of Songs once then John, then Romans then back to the Song again! I love the Song of Songs.
I grew up hating God for what happened to me, and now I love Him because He first loved me. My passion is for children to grow up loving God and not hating Him.
My other passion which has become ever greater is to help others see the Love of Christ to His Church in the Song of Songs!!
I would love to help you, just let me know and I will lead you and pray for you.
God demonstrates His love to us in sending His one and only Son to suffer in our place, taking our sins upon Himself so that whoever believes they get to heaven because of what He did for us will not perish but have everlasting life.