One of the most beautiful books in classical literature is the Song of Songs, written by King Solomon, about the love of His life; His Queen was called the Shulamite. She was black (Song 1:6) like Moses’ beautiful wife, Zippporah (Num. 12:1-3.) The whole book is prose and poetry on the holiness and humanity of Solomon and the Shulamite’s love. She was like Cinderella. Her family criticized her because she was black (Song 1:6). They called her ugly. But, really, they were the ugly ones. Solomon loved her and took her to his palace. The song is the story of their courtship and honeymoon. (Song of Song 1:1-6). The love of Solomon for his Queen reminds us of Jesus’ passionate love for the Church. The world despises the Church because we do not fit
into its selfish and greedy values. The world despises us for our faith in God. But we, like the Shulamite, are secure in the knowledge that Jesus loves us and we love Him.