Back in the ’50s and the ’60s, through the radio waves, could be heard the soothing melody and the romantic lyrics of the song, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing. Its poetic lines enunciate the sweetness of love and the purity of the relationship between a man and a woman. What two people, what other duet, but the melodic composition of entwined hearts of a man and a woman could cause an expression such as,
Once on a high and windy hill,
In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still.
Until this present day, there was never a doubt or even a question, that those two lovers who kissed were a man and a woman. From the very beginning of mankind, the fi rm footing and the solid foundation for the relationship between men and women was established. It was not meant to be just any old casual relationship but a commitment and a covenant that was eternally sealed in the words,
“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because
she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined
to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:23-24)
For only in a covenant can they ever experience the true communion expressed by,
Then your fingers touched my silent heart
And taught it how to sing!
So, love is not splintered and it is not just splendid, but as God intended, love is a many-splendored thing. Splendor is greater than splendid. Splendid is something grand and magnificent, but splendor is a great light of brilliance. The two being one was the beginning of that light which was to increase by being fruitful and multiplying and filling the earth. But since God is love, He wants to fill the earth and the whole universe with His love. Splendor is a great light of brilliance to the whole universe. It is a light of grandeur to shine upon the people of the nations eternally with the great light of His love.
YES!! TRUE LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING!