Shulamite was His beloved.
Her Scent is a rich, sweet aroma including essences of Amber, Jasmine, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Styrax.
Who is the Shulamite? She is the woman little girls dream of being when they grow up – happy, loved, cared about. He has chosen her as a “lily among thorns,” calls her his “fair one” with “dove’s eyes.” “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”
She is perfect in his sight . . . “His banner over her is love . . . Your voice is sweet . . . Your face is lovely . . . come away with me , , , On the day of his wedding, the day of the gladness of his heart . . . The hair of your head is like purple . . . You have ravished my heart . . . How much better than wine is your love and the scent of your perfume than all spices . . . Your lips drip as honeycomb, you are a garden, pleasant fruit, my friend.” She is the one. “How beautiful are your feet in sandals O prince’s daughter . . . I am my beloved’s and his desire is toward me . . . Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it.”
“Your neck is like an ivory tower, your eyes like pools in Heshbon . . . A king is held captive by your tresses . . . Set me as a seal upon your heart . . . His right hand embraces me.”
Oh to be loved like that and to be in love like that. Can dreams come true? God intended for love and marriage to be a blessing, completing and satisfying.
Is she a real woman, or just a dream. I say yes, it is both . . . that she was His dream and He was her dream to be loved and to love, to give His love, and her response, “Yes, I say, come my beloved.”