Sealing our Love


Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm,
for love is strong as death,
jealousy is fierce as the grave.
– Song of Songs 8:6

This verse is not a prayer to God, but an impassioned plea to another person who is loved deeply, an urgent request for a pledge that confirms relationship and love. I have included this verse in several weddings that I have officiated. It expresses a strong and fierce love that will protect, that will cherish, that will survive the darkest nights. I imagine its speaker hurdling all obstacles and brushing aside every distraction to affirm love, embodying faithfulness in a way that inspires equal loyalty devotion in return. Although it is not a prayer to God, one may imagine these words as God’s invitation to the one(s) he loves, his desire for you and me. How will we answer God’s prayer?

About Michael Summers

Michael Waymon Summers has preached in twenty-seven of the United States as well as seven other countries. Michael earned a Master of Theology degree. He also has done graduate work in international studies. Michael likes to run, loves to sing, and reads voraciously.
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2 Responses to Sealing our Love

  1. Reblogged this on The Fellowship Room and commented:

    A reflection on a passage that speaks of intense love

  2. BETH says:

    It is good to see you back on Rom16:16

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