Black, But Lovely 2

Depression and discouragement are not life-giving so here is the follow-up to my previous post.

The most eligible warrior prince of all times…and eternity inspired a book just for ‘dark girls’. It’s called The Song of Solomon! It’s a story of love – leading to marriage between a King and a BLACK girl…she is Dark But Lovely, just like you! It’s about dark girls – however you define darkness – whether physical, mental, spiritual – imperfect, whatever! We are all included in one way or another!

See for yourself – it’s about YOU!


How right they are to adore you!

English: Heart shaped shadow cast by a ring on...

Dark am I, yet lovely,
    daughters of Jerusalem,
dark like the tents of Kedar,

    like the tent curtains of Solomon.[c]
Do not stare at me because I am dark,
    because I am darkened by the sun.

My mother’s sons were angry with me
    and made me take care of the vineyards;
    my own vineyard I had to neglect.
Tell me, you whom I love,
    where you graze your flock
    and where you rest your sheep at midday.
Why should I be like a veiled woman
    beside the flocks of your friends?


If you do not know, most beautiful of women,

    follow the tracks of the sheep
and graze your young goats
    by the tents of the shepherds.


I liken you, my darling, to a mare
    among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings,
    your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make you earrings of gold,
    studded with silver.


12 While the king was at his table,
    my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh
    resting between my breasts.
14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
    from the vineyards of En Gedi.


15 How beautiful you are, my darling!
    Oh, how beautiful!
    Your eyes are doves.

The Song 1:5-5, The Message Bible

Besides, let us not be conformed to this world, but rather, let us make the choice to be transformed by the renewing of our minds in order that we may prove that which is the good, pleasing and perfect will of God – after all, it was His desire to design such a rainbow-coloured humanity.

I am dark, but lovely.


2 thoughts on “Black, But Lovely 2

  1. Thank you, what an appropriate follow-up! I thank God for you. This ministered to me. I have thought of your previous post quite a bit and reflected upon all the godly-happily-married-couples I know all around me and then it dawned on me–that we cannot be deeply influenced by what we don’t know. What we know defines our perception and that perception is sadly our reality (in reference to ‘the’ friend). Thanks for this one!! So glad our paths crossed.

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