Your teeth are like a flock of sheep just shorn, coming up from the washing. Each has its twin; not one of them is alone.” – Song of Solomon 4:2, KJV
Sometimes we notice things that are just plain silly. I was once on a date with a young woman who noticed every flaw that our waitress seemed to have: her hair was too frizzy, her shirt was wrinkled, she talked too nasally, etc. That kind of insecurity is not only unattractive, but also self-destructive, and cultivates an internal inclination to find faults in others. Unhealthy jealousy spawns from pride (excessive self-focus) and breeds twenty-first-century Pharisees.
Thankfully, there is also a good type of jealousy. God’s name is Jealous (Ex. 34:14), and He expects His people to be jealous of their relationship with Him. This righteous jealousy is incredibly perceptive and protective, desiring an intense intimacy with the object of its affection. God is so jealous, in fact, that He has numbered the very hairs of our heads (Matt. 10:30; Luke 12:7)! Now, why would God count your hairs, which are made up merely of dead skin cells?
When you love someone with a supernatural, agape kind of love, you notice things that escape the attention of other people. The things that make someone “weird” in the sight of others will stir a sense of satisfied appreciation in your heart. Solomon loved his beautiful wife so intensely that he paid tribute to her teeth! They were pearly, pristine, and perfectly paired.
Like Solomon’s amazing adoration for his beautiful bride, nothing about us escapes God’s attention. He is keenly aware of everything that makes us unique and authentic. What others see as weird, He sees as a pleasurable peculiarity. He is in love even with your hair follicles…and I’m sure he loves your teeth, too.