Hearing a sermon from the sensuous passages found in the Song of Songs is pretty uncommon. Susan Scott provided an eloquent, humorous and insightful message on just that. What do the words in the Song of Songs teach us about God? For one, that God is not a prude. God is not squeamish or embarrassed by our desire and our longing; our longing to be valued and cherished. The Song of Songs shouts out that human love is something worth celebrating.
But God also understands the depths of pain and longing that we can experience. One of the wonders of the incarnation is that we have a Savior who is fully human and fully divine, who experiences the full range of human emotions. We have a Savior who delights in our love and who understands our loneliness.