Caution: I’m giving this post a PG-13 ESRB rating for sexual references.
In Part 4 of my series on Religion Vs. Relationship, I used the sexual intimacy between a man and wife as a metaphor for the level of intimacy possible with God. In that post I included a couple of seemingly irrelevant images along with both the riddle-hint “It’s wisdom from a HOT song”, and the promise that I would explain further in the near future.
So, as promised, here’s the answer:
Both images are references to surprisingly erotic imagery in the Song of Solomon, the most romantic book in the Bible.
In both 4:5 and 7:3, Solomon compares the breasts of his bride to twin fawns of a gazelle, thus the picture of the fawns.
Then, in 1:13, the Shulamite conveys a very intimate image of her beloved being like a bundle of myrrh lying all night between her breasts. This was the best non-pornographic but still erotic representation of that verse I could find: a fully-clothed woman with a pendant on the outside of her top resting between her breasts.
Obviously I’m not implying that our intimacy with God is a physical/sexual thing. I am merely pointing out that this level of physical intimacy serves as a metaphor for a level of initmacy with God that few of us ever attain.
I’m striving for as intimate of a relationship with God as possible.
How about you?