The Dancing Puritan

Thursday, February 4, 2016

14 Days of Love: Day Four: Meet

Day One: Write a Song: Here
Day Two: Pray, Tell, Pray: Here
Day Three: Kiss: Here



In a letter dated December, 1855, Charles Spurgeon wrote to his fiancée Susannah: "Sweet one, How I love you! I long to see you and yet it is but half-an-hour since I left you. Comfort yourself in my absence by the thought that my heart is with you."

Separated only 30 minutes, Charles was already missing Susannah. 

The man and woman in The Song of Solomon longed to be together. 

She Says
Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions? (1:7)

He Says
If you do not know, O most beautiful among women, follow in the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats beside the shepherd's tents. (1:8) 
He says 
Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away. O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet and your face is lovely. (2:13-14).

Later . . .
He says
Come, my beloved, let us go out into the fields and lodge in the villages; let us go out early to the vineyards and see whether the vines have budded, whether the grape blossoms have opened and the pomegranates are in bloom. (7:12)

The final two verses of SOS further indicates their desire to be together.

He says
O you who dwell in the gardens, with companions listening for your voice; let me hear it. 
She says
Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices. 
People, who love one another, want to spend time together. And they find creative ways to rendezvous.

Activity

Spend 10 minutes today planning a meeting. Share hints with your spouse without giving away all of the details of your plan. Be creative.

A Few Ideas

Write your beloved a note and say, in your own words, "I want to hear your voice and see your face." Write about flowers, vineyards, fruit, perfume, and gardens.

Meet your spouse during lunch break. Pack a picnic lunch and spread a blanket at a nearby park. Send him a text message with directions to your location. 

Surprise your husband when he comes home from work. If you have young children, consider hiring a babysitter. When your husband arrives at home, meet him at the door. Welcome him with a kiss. Have a candlelight dinner prepared. Take his hand and walk with him to the table. 

Surprise your wife. Send her a text early in the day. Tell her that you have plans with her for dinner and that she should not prepare a meal. Let her know how to dress for the evening and either take her out to dinner or bring a meal home. 

Throughout the day, text and email your beloved. Write handwritten notes and strategically place them where your husband/wife will see them. Be descriptive. 

Have fun and don't forget the music. I recommend Norah Jones or Jazz Piano Radio on Pandora.