Jesus and bride in loving embrace
Mrs. Jesus on honeymoon

“And who’s His Bride?–We are! All of us! Not just you women, but all of us in this case! It’s kind of a strange symbolism, but that’s the way it is! Christ’s Bride is both male & female, because there is no male or female in Christ Jesus!” (Gal.3:28)

“Doesn’t it feel good to be called Mrs. Jesus? Doesn’t it feel good to be My bride? Isn’t it wonderful? I love the way you love Me! Aren’t you happy that I’ve called you to be My new brides, My new church. Would you want to be part of the old
church, the dead, the lukewarm? Isn’t it wonderful to have this wonderful relationship–who would want anything else? “

“It should not be surprising that the Lord would call Himself our Lover, as in the Word [Bible] He calls the Church – us and all those who are joined to Him through salvation – His bride. And, of course, a bride and bridegroom – a husband and wife – should be lovers!”

The Jews regarded the Song of Solomon as expressing the love relationship between God and His chosen people. The Christian Church saw in it reflected love between Christ and the Church. … The typical view holds that in the Song there is portrayed the great love between Christ and the Church.

(Harrison and Pfeiffer, 1962)

I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me. Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages [or henna bushes]. Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom – there I will give you my love .

(Song of Solomon 7:10-12; New International Version)

Even the Bible could find room for the Song of Songs, and one could hardly have a more passionate and sensual love than is there portrayed. It is a good thing that that book is included in the Bible as a protest against those who believe that Christianity stands for the restraint of passion

[as quoted by Phipps, 66, in Bonhoeffer, Letter and Papers from Prison, p. 100] (Mollenkott, 1992: 103)

How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights! Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit. I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like the clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, and your mouth like the best wine.

(Song of Solomon 7:6-9; New International Version)
I love you My beggar queen

Will you be My bride?