Who doesn’t like a little romantic getaway? It’s time to release the pressure of life and simply enjoy each other. Ever been to the Notell Motel? Today we remind ourselves that sex belongs to the people of the Lord. Don’t surrender it. There is fruit ripe for the pickin’
8 Sixty queens there may be,
and eighty concubines,
and virgins beyond number;
9 but my dove, my perfect one, is unique,
the only daughter of her mother,
the favorite of the one who bore her.
The young women saw her and called her blessed;
the queens and concubines praised her.
1 How beautiful your sandaled feet,
O prince’s daughter!
Your graceful legs are like jewels,
the work of an artist’s hands.
2 Your navel is a rounded goblet
that never lacks blended wine.
Your waist is a mound of wheat
encircled by lilies.
3 Your breasts are like two fawns,
like twin fawns of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower.
Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon
by the gate of Bath Rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
looking toward Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel.
Your hair is like royal tapestry;
the king is held captive by its tresses.
6 How beautiful you are and how pleasing,
my love, with your delights!
7 Your stature is like that of the palm,
and your breasts like clusters of fruit.
8 I said, “I will climb the palm tree;
I will take hold of its fruit.”
May your breasts be like clusters of grapes on the vine,
the fragrance of your breath like apples,
9 and your mouth like the best wine.
May the wine go straight to my beloved,
flowing gently over lips and teeth.
10 I belong to my beloved,
and his desire is for me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside,
let us spend the night in the villages.
12 Let us go early to the vineyards
to see if the vines have budded,
if their blossoms have opened,
and if the pomegranates are in bloom—
there I will give you my love.
Song of Solomon 6:8-9, 7:1-12
In chapters 6-7 of the Song, we see the romantic banter of two lovers, and at the end, her response is, ‘let’s go away! Let’s go to the villages for a getaway and visit the vineyards.’
Who doesn’t like a little romantic getaway? We have one planned for a couple of weeks from now. You know how it goes. It can be difficult to spend enough time together in the busyness of life, yet when you can get away, suddenly you release the pressure of life and simply enjoy each other. You enjoy each other’s company and you can set your own schedule, including romance! Check in to the Notell Motel…
I think we learn from our groom here that in order to get his bride thinking about alone time, he flatters her with passionate talk while at home. Prime the pump, people…
Remember that just because you don’t want your kids sexting, doesn’t mean that a husband and wife shouldn’t enjoy sexy talk. We often vilify activity because single people or teenagers do it. Fornicators eat pizza. Shall we stop eating pizza? May it never be.
So here’s the deal, Solomon is telling his bride that her breasts are like ripe bunches of fruit and he fully intends to climb her like a tree and pick some. Mic drop…
The Lord is the author of sex and romance and we are to enjoy and celebrate every last inch of it and not surrender it to the purveyors of worldliness. Sex belongs to the people of the Lord.
So… whatcha gonna do about it? When was the last time you cleared your mind of the the daily grind and decided to get busy of a different kind?
Head to wine country. Book a cabin for a day or two. Off the grid. Or right downtown. Anywhere you and your beloved can turn the phones on silent and focus your attention on celebrating each other… that’s where you should go. Figure out what fits your budget and make it happen.
There is fruit ripe for the pickin’…