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Kisses And All That

Valentine’s week unnerves more than the lonely single crowd.

If you’re single, you might feel like the restaurant-goer who feels like she’s continually ignored in favor of the table of six where three couples are dominating your waitress. Your mind wonders…

“Hmm, why are they all laughing?”

“It must be true; we were meant to share life. Woe is me!”

“Or is it just good wine?”

No, it’s not nice to poke there, so I’ll stop it immediately and start picking on clueless couples.

My wife calls Valentine’s Day “Amateur Night” - so named because everyone overwhelms the waitstaff and cooks until every last meal eventually comes out cold. And this with that “special” one-night-only menu. That would be code for the inflated-priced one.

Seriously, couples of all ages struggle to make meaning out of a holiday gone berserko. And if the wife happens to leave the juicy Song of Solomon lying next to the vase of roses, the poor dude gets squirmy: “Kiss me and kiss me again.” (Song of Solomon 1:1) Does she have a stutter?

I think not. Deep down, even the deadest, coldest human would like to have someone be that repetitive. It’s called “connection.” It’s that mystical moment when two hearts become one. It’s not confined to a bedroom. Mothers smooch and smooch again until they get every last little giggle out of their babes.

Adult daughters kiss “Daddy” again and again even when his memory doesn’t allow him to recognize who it is that’s being redundant with his cheeks.

We might try to laugh off Valentine’s week as sappy stuff. But God can use even a berserko holiday to draw out our uneasiness. We really want to be loved and connected in one form or another.

Single or married, isn’t it beautiful to be kissed and kissed again - even if it’s just by the wind?

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: God is the lover of my soul. The incessant kisses He sends in the form of Himself and other relationships, nature, pets and anything else that unveils His relentless romanticism, are always worth repeating.

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth - for your love is better than wine…Turn your eyes away from me, for they have overcome me…His left arm is under my head, and his right hand embraces…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

Song of Solomon 1:1, 6:5, 2:6 NKJV, Jeremiah 31:3 NLT


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