Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Beloved.
Ready. Set. Write.
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine."
This verse from Song of Songs is one of the most quoted of all verses in that book of the Bible written of the love between a man and his wife. To know that you are loved and cherished by another in the way the Bible teaches is overwhelming and amazing all at the same time.
The word "beloved" is just soothing to say. It has depth. And if we break it down it spells "be - loved" That's what we all long for right? To "be - loved" and be someone's beloved.
Today is the day after Valentine's Day and although I didn't have a beloved this Valentine's Day it did not diminish my hope of one day experiencing the love from a man who would love me as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it. That, my friends, is sacrificial, unconditional love.
Until the time comes when I experience that love, I'll rest in knowing I am the beloved of my Savior and Lord. He gave His life for me...He puts up with all my quirks...He loves me even when I disappoint Him...He never tires of my long stories...He listens to me whine...He collects my tears in a bottle and knows the feeling of hurt and betrayal I've experienced. I am His Beloved and praise God, He is mine.