“Put me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy as hard as hell, the lamps thereof are fire and flames. Many waters cannot quench charity, neither can the floods drown it: if a man should give all the substance of his house for love, he shall despise it as nothing.”
Song of Solomon 8:6
Every day in my courtship, I am never ceased to be amazed by how drawn to my boyfriend I am. Song of Solomon 8:6 captures how I feel. Water cannot quench the flame of this “charity,” this love that I possess. At least I do not think it can.
There is not a day that goes by that I am not happy to hear from my boyfriend. Morning, noon, and night, I long to hear how he is doing, how his day has been, how his day was, how he is feeling, what tomorrow will look like for him.
When I hear from him, I am excited.
And if and when I get the chance to see him, to be with him: far better!
Thinking about my love for my boyfriend… and how I love to just see, hear, and be with him… makes me realize that this must be just a TINY picture of how Our Lord loves ME and is excited to see, hear, and be with ME when I visit Him in the Most Blessed Sacrament: in Eucharistic Adoration!
Our Lord must be pining for me to see Him in Adoration.
He is drawn to me.
…How crazy is that?!
He is enamored with me.
He LOVES me unconditionally!
He is “in love” with me.
…How in the world do I deserve Perfect Love?!
I often wonder these same things about my boyfriend. Why did he pick me? Why does he still “put up” with all of my flaws and shortcomings? Why does he love me? I am flattered by the charity that my boyfriend shows to me. He has decided to love me. It confuses me and delights me.
Yet when I wonder these same types of questions about My Almighty God, I am just baffled. After all, He is the Creator of the Universe! Why did He create me personally, with all of my unique traits? Why does he always forgive me all of my sins? Why does He love me?
Why does He yearn to see me in Eucharistic Adoration?!
Because He has made me out of love?! Because He hopes that I feel His unconditional love?! Because He loves me that much?!
No greater love have I ever known…