STORIES OF NAKED PEOPLE in the Bible are probably not something you want to read to a crowd of people gathered for a wedding.
I wrote about that in yesterday’s blog, Skip this Bible verse for the wedding.
Seems fair that I should flip the mattress, so to speak, and let you in on a secret passage you actually could read—but it’s one that no one and his brother seem to know about.
Everybody knows about the Love Chapter: 1 Corinthians 13.
It’s certainly very nice, for what has become a wedding cliché written by a bachelor who told women to shut the dickens up in church.
I think I’d rather hear from a romantic.
Someone talking about love with pucker.
I’m especially fond of something the young, dark-skinned woman in the Song of Songs said to the man of her dreams.
Here’s how I hear her:
Hold me close.
Close enough that I can feel your heart and you can feel mine.
Two hearts beating as one couple.
Keep me close.
Like a necklace always near your heart.
Like a ring always near your touch.
There is nothing stronger than my love for you.
Death will not kill it.
The grave will not bury it.
Love is the essence of a flame.
A fire that will never die.
Oceans will not quench it.
All the souls, wealthy and poor, who have ever lived
Or will ever live
Could not afford the price I put
On the love I have for you.
—Song of Songs 8:6-7 Steve’s Bible Translation