Song of Songs 6:5-9
Your hair is like a flock of goats
descending from Gilead.
6 Your teeth are like a flock of sheep
coming up from the washing.
Each has its twin,
not one of them is missing.
7 Your temples behind your veil
are like the halves of a pomegranate.
8 Sixty queens there may be,
and eighty concubines,
and virgins beyond number;
9 but my dove, my perfect one, is unique,
the only daughter of her mother,
the favorite of the one who bore her.
The young women saw her and called her blessed;
the queens and concubines praised her.
being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else
I don’t know that I always think of unique as a positive thing. In my house, it is more commonly heard when people watching and the girl with the blue hair walks by, and we say, “that is unique.” It is code for “that is weird,” as if we are not being judgmental, when we really are.
But according to the definition, unique is being one of a kind. And don’t we want to be one of a kind to our husband – unlike anyone else? Don’t we feel loved when our beloved can spot us in a crowd?
Can you imagine if we were like everyone else – the same tamable hair, one size fits all body type, monotone skin with no birth marks, smile creases or freckles? How would your husband tell you apart? What would endear you to him? How would he know you? Sharing our uniqueness builds intimacy in marriage.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
God made you exactly how He wanted you – unlike any other person in the world. He knows everything about us and He loves it. He loves my lankiness and my strong body. He loves my hazel eyes and my high cheek bones. He loves the way I think hard before I speak. He loves my battle wounds and the struggles that have made me who I am. He loves everything and it is what makes me, me.
So what makes you unique and do you appreciate it?
This Week –
- Sit down and make a list of all the things that make you unique. Pray and thank God for how He made you and specifically for those attributes.
- Ask your husband what makes you unique and carefully receive it as a compliment.