Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Cord of Three Strands

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"Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." 
Ecclesiastes 4:12

Within two months Dick will have performed four weddings! The stacks of gifts and cards will represent thousands of dollars spent to help the happy couple start their new life together.

However, Dick will have already shared with them the most priceless gift any couple could receive...
the presence of Jesus with them day by day. Whether they accept the gift or not is up to the individuals. But Dick and I know the truth of Ecclesiastes 4:12 and pray that each couple will forge a “cord of three strands” with Jesus.

A Cord of Three Strands
by Pam Williams

We wandered life as “you” and “me”
Until our paths entwined.
Then whirled together day by day,
Spoke more of “ours” than “mine”.

Though wrapped together, holding fast,
We were not one, but two.
Without three strands a cord unwinds—
Reverts to “me” and “you”.

When we invited Jesus in,
He interlaced our lives
To form a strong, supportive bond
That reassures and thrives.

A cord of three will hold throughout
The challenges we face.
With Jesus clasping hands with ours
We’re sheltered by God’s grace.

©2013 Pamela D. Williams