Reading: “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is better than wine.” Song of Solomon 1:2

As we break into the Song of Solomon there is evidence of an ongoing relationship. She admits that his love is “better than wine.” It is interesting, however, that her first request was that he kiss her (2). The Bible often speaks of a kiss in terms of friendship through reconciliation; hostilities are over and peace has been made; see Jacob’s return to Esau (Genesis 33:4), or the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:20). Could it be that the book begins with a desire to restore a broken relationship? Having experienced his love, she cannot live without him? This would certainly correspond with other parts of the book (eg. 5:8).

The kisses of renewed fellowship are the best!