Out of my league? Nay-nay!
Okay, so I’m in a class called “After God’s Own Heart” and as a class excercise, we had to take a verse out of Song of Solomon 1:1-5 and study it in class. Me being me, I picked Song of Solomon 1:5 “I am dark, but I am lovely, O Daughters of Jerusalem…” and so I started thinking about this verse.
Where do we gain confidence in love before God? It begins by being in touch with our human condition (I am dark), and the stunning reality that God hasn’t slayed us all yet. Not only do we need to acknowledge our condition, but we also need the humility to own up to it in public. Christ made himself of no reputation, how can I be prideful enough to do otherwise? I know I’m jacked up, God knows I’m jacked up… so why do I pretend I’m not when I’m around other jacked up people? I am dark, but above all else…… I am loved.