Passionate love

There are a few things that make good movie themes: my latest fad is Jack Reacher. While on vacation, I’ve been reading a few of Lee Child’s novels and enjoying his ability to make clear sense out of nonsensical issues. There are times where we all need a no-nonsense, bigger than life hero like Reacher to help make the world seem right. In this passage, Solomon and his bride are speaking admiringly towards each other. The onlookers surmise that love is worth more than material possessions and life itself. Passionate love that burns bright can withstand the deluge of many waters. God proved His love for the people of Israel at Mt. Carmel. Elijah obeyed God and doused the altar and sacrifice with many waters. God showed up in a mighty way even in the face of his unfaithful people. He burned up the sacrifice on the altar calling it acceptable (see 1 Kings 18: 30-39). No matter how much we may feel that our lives will turn God away, He continually pursues us with goodness and lovingkindness encouraging us to receive the gift of His Son. – Teresa #John1:12 #Hemakestheworldrighteous #2Corinthians5:21

Song of Solomon 8: 6,7 (ESV)

6Set me as a seal upon your heart,

as a seal upon your arm,

for love is strong as death,

jealousy[m] is fierce as the grave.[n]

Its flashes are flashes of fire,

the very flame of the Lord.

Many waters cannot quench love,

neither can floods drown it.

If a man offered for love

all the wealth of his house,

he[o] would be utterly despised

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