Well finally after 20 wonderful years of marriage I took the urge to buy my beautiful wife an eternity ring. Yes, I know it is about time! I have never seen such a happy wife!…well she is always happy but now she is completely overjoyed! I really didn’t know how much a woman treasured an eternity ring! She said to me that it is not so much having more diamonds on her finger but what it symbolizes. She wanted to have one of her favourite Bible verses engraved inside of it which is Ecclesiastes 4:12 which says…
‘Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken’.
Just like the eternity ring completes the engagement ring and wedding ring, The rope-makers of the ancient world discovered that a rope made of a single or a double strand of thread could be broken so easily; however, a rope made of three strands was not so easily broken.
The author, Solomon does not want to teach us about ropes; rather, he wants to teach us about marriage. A person by him or herself, without companionship, support, and love, is like a cord of one strand – they are not very strong. Two people who support and love each other, like a rope of two strands, is stronger. A three-stranded cord, however, is even stronger. In marriage and the family, a three-strand cord is husband and wife and God. This sort of marriage is not easily broken. This sort of marriage can endure the trials of life’s journey.
Isn’t that a wonderful verse!
BTW, all you lovebirds out there whom are getting engaged, if you are looking for a jeweler for that perfect engagement ring, check out Nauthe’s Jewellers in Springwood, The Blue Mountains. They are amazing and great customer service too!