Falling Out of Love?


 2 I slept but my heart was awake.
   Listen! My beloved is knocking:
“Open to me, my sister, my darling,
   my dove, my flawless one.
My head is drenched with dew,
   my hair with the dampness of the night.”
3 I have taken off my robe—
   must I put it on again?
I have washed my feet—
   must I soil them again?
4 My beloved thrust his hand through the latch-opening;
   my heart began to pound for him.
5 I arose to open for my beloved,
   and my hands dripped with myrrh,
my fingers with flowing myrrh,
   on the handles of the bolt.
6 I opened for my beloved,
   but my beloved had left; he was gone.
   My heart sank at his departure.[a]
I looked for him but did not find him.
   I called him but he did not answer.
7 The watchmen found me
   as they made their rounds in the city.
They beat me, they bruised me;
   they took away my cloak,
   those watchmen of the walls!
8 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you—
   if you find my beloved,
what will you tell him?
   Tell him I am faint with love.   (Song of Songs 5:2-8)

As a newlywed, you adored your husband and eagerly expressed your love to him. Then the honeymoon ended, and you probably started to take each other for granted. The responsibilities of life weighed you down so that you didn’t have the physical or emotional energy you once had to invest in your relationship. Like the woman in this poem, you have come to a crossroads and have a choice: Live with the loss of love or work to find that love again. The woman here passionately pursues her lover as if her life depended on it. Will you?

(Devotional from Biblegateway.com)

One thought on “Falling Out of Love?

  1. I love that you posted this today. My husband and I are both back in school currently-on top of trying to work and raise a 5 and a 3 year old. This last year has been a challenge to say the least and the last four months of which have been pure hell. Things seem to snowball out of control once they start going bad. I found myself so stressed, so tired, so over committed to everything else that I was becoming angry and resentful. And who better to turn all that anger and resentment on then my poor unsuspecting husband. Now that we’ve got a break for a few weeks, I feel I’ve been given a chance to start rebuilding what has been torn down. God blessed me with a wounderfully forgiving and understanding husband who remarkably isn’t ready to throw in the towel yet and He also blessed me in guiding me to this site (and CN). Thank you so much for what you’re doing and your ministry. God bless!

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