Thursday, July 29


Sometimes our view of God is so... simplicated. He's so many different things, we can't understand it all. So we drastically simplify who He is. How do you view Him? Have you ever heard someone say, "Well, I'm just clay in the potter's hands"? How limiting is that? Yes, we are clay in the potter's hands, but God is so much more than just a potter molding clay in whatever shape he wants. He is a Master and we are his slaves in liberty. He is a friend, and He has called us friends. Jesus says we are His brothers and sisters. He is a parent, chastening those whom He loves. The most intimate way we can view Him is as a lover. A husband.
Have you ever listened to worship songs and imagined saying them to your husband? One we sung recently, a familiar one for sure, went "I'm desperate for you. I'm lost without you. You are the air I breathe." If I were saying that to a human that I loved, I would seem utterly infatuated. People would tell me to get some balance. Yet within marriage, it's a place where vulnerability is allowed, encouraged. I could tell Kenny those things, and it would be safe. It is safe. I've realized that I can talk like that to Jesus, like he's my bridegroom and I'm utterly infatuated with Him. I started reading Song of Solomon with this in mind. Guess what- Jesus talks about me with that same infatuation. Although his is a genuine, life changing, passionate love. My response to Him is a shadow of the depth of His love for me. It brings a whole new meaning to "Jesus loves me, this I know." Because I don't know, not really, the perfect, unending love that this true Lover has for me. I can't even comprehend it.
Tirzah means "She is my delight" in Hebrew. We are his delight. He already wrote this about us: Song of Solomon 6:9-10 "You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!"


Elaina said...

I love this! I need to use this verse for my girls! Our study right now is "Wild About You" with the main verse saying "The King is enthralled by your beauty. Honor Him, for He is your Lord." Psalm 45:11 Thank for sharing, Chelsea! :)

M. M. Martinez said...

You should read "The Furious Longing of God" by Brennan Manning. He starts with Song of Solomon and talks about this very thing. It was one of the most uplifting things I had read in a while.

(p.s. I am Addie's coworker and I followed your blog after she posted about it on twitter.)

Chelsea Barrett said...

Thanks for following MM Martinez- I have heard of that book and will definitely check it out. :)