What can we learn about the desire to always be with a loved one from Songs 3:1-5 and 6:1-3?

Canticles is a book in the Bible that talks about the love between a man and a woman, expressing their feelings and desires for each other. In chapters 3 and 6, there is an emphasis on the desire to always be with the loved one.

In Songs 3:1-5, the beloved looks for the beloved, but does not find him. So she asks the city guards, “Have you seen the one whom my soul loves?” (v. 3). She keeps looking until she finally finds her beloved. In this passage, we see the intensity of the beloved’s desire for the beloved and her perseverance in seeking him.

Already in Canticles 6:1-3, the beloved talks about the beauty of the beloved and expresses the desire to always be with her. He says, “Where has your beloved gone, O fairest among women? Where has your beloved gone? And we will seek him with you. My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of balsam, to feed in the gardens, and to pluck the lilies. I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine” (v. 1-3). Here, the beloved expresses a desire to be with the beloved and to help her look for him, and the beloved responds that he is his and he is hers.

These passages show us the intense desire to be with those we love, even if there are difficulties or obstacles to overcome. In addition, they teach us about the importance of perseverance in the search for love and the importance of reciprocity.

We can apply these teachings in our own lives, seeking to always be close to those we love, struggling to overcome obstacles and expressing our love and desire to be together. Like the beloved in Canticles, we can unite in love and commitment, knowing that true love is reciprocal and enduring.

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