Looking for the Two

Arguably the most beautiful line in the Song of Songs is this: “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (6:3). It’s a statement of exclusivity and unification. It’s as if the other person “completes us.” In fact, that’s how we often speak. We talk about finding “the one,” and we do so in the context of finding the one who “completes us.” But we’re never looking for “the one.” We’re actually looking for “the two.” We’re looking for the one to complement us, and we’re looking for the one to complete us. The kicker? They’re not the same person. The best another human, by design, is able to do is complement us. It is only God who can complete us. Until we get this sorted out, we will struggle to love either well.


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