The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.
SOS 1:1,2 – May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.
It’s funny what church people fight about.Our first church fight started when I put shells on our empty lot next to the church to make room for more parking. People actually left the church over that. Since then, people have fought about too loud music, too long services, preaching about God too much (that’s a true story). I guess many of us try to create church in our own image. The only solution for any of that is a move of the Spirit. That brings us to the funniest of all church offenses, this one was about kisses. When our church began to experience a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the 1990’s, our music, as well as most everything else, began to change. One of the songs we began to sing in those days was ‘True Love’ by David Ruis. In the song he sang about the kisses of the Lord. That was it for some folks. The audacity of singing about kisses, especially from the Lord in church. I decided then that I couldn’t worry about pleasing people, I just wanted to be pleasing to the Lord. Here are the words to David Ruis’s song, hopefully you won’t get your knickers in a twist.
‘Jesus I need to know true love
Deeper than the love found on earth
Take me into the King’s chamber
Cause my love to mature
▪ Let me know the kisses of Your mouth
▪ Let me feel Your warm embrace
▪ Let me smell the fragrance of Your touch
▪ Let me see Your lovely face
▪ Take me away with You
▪ Even so, Lord, come
▪ I love You Lord
▪ I love You more than life
My heart, my flesh yearn for You, Lord
To love You is all I can do
You have become my sole passion
Cause my love to be true’
At the end of the day we are all looking for love, we just want this love to be authentic. True love is what Solomon’s Song is all about, he sang about kisses, embracing in affection, and the beauty of His name. I believe the world has always longed for love, especially the love of God found in Jesus Christ. Authentic Christian worship moves us deeply, it effects the deepest springs of our affections. So don’t be afraid to express your deepest feelings and words on the Lord. People are always going to be offended by spiritual intimacy. So go ahead and read Song of Solomon again, set aside some time for intimate worship, let Him kiss you with the kisses of His mouth.