Today, Bride and Groom have chosen to braid three strands together into a single cord. Each strand has a significant meaning.
The gold strand represents God and His majesty. The purple strand represents the groom and his life. The white strand represents the bride and her life.
In braiding these three strands together, Groom and Bride have
demonstrated that their marriage is more than a joining of two lives together. It is a unity with God as well. They have chosen to allow God to be at the center of their marriage, woven into every aspect of it.
The braiding of the three stands demonstrates how Bride and Groom
are joined by God in marriage. Each strand holds special meaning.
The Gold Strand symbolizes that the Lord Jesus has been invited by Bride and Groom to the position of authority in this marriage relationship. The Purple Strand represents the groom. As a new creation in Christ, the majesty of the Groom is represented in purple. As Groom loves Bride and submits himself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will demonstrate His great love in the marriage relationship.
The White Strand represents the bride. Having been cleansed by salvation in Christ, the purity of the Bride is represented in white. As Bride honors Groom and submits herself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will nurture and strengthen the marriage relationship.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 reads, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Today, Bride and Groom have been woven together by God as ONE in marriage!
I do not claim to be the original author of this script. I am sharing it like this to make it easier for anyone to use.
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