Sunday, September 29, 2013

One, Two, Three

Mile log: 806

Yesterday, Pam and Andy got married. Such a blessing to be in their lives and a part of their wedding. They had a cord-braiding ceremony, based on the verse in Ecclesiastes that says, "A cord of three strands is not easily broken," and they asked me to write a little something to explain/express that concept. So here it is... 

“One, Two, Three”
from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
by C.L. Chandler
for Andy and Pam Leeper, 9/28/13

Two are better than one…
If either of them falls down,
One can help the other up          
-              So I commit to love and support you
                to be constant, gracious, and strong
when you are weak.
When you stumble and fall,
I will lift you up again.
When you cannot find your way,
I will shine the Light for you.
When you forget who you are,
 I will remind you of the truth.
Two are better than one…
If two lie down together,
They will keep warm                     
-              So we commit to serve each other
to compliment and enrich
both of our lives.
Let us lie close together to stay warm.
Let us lean on each other to gain courage.
Let us walk in step together to discover
the joy in the journey.
Two are better than one…
Though one may be overpowered,
Two can defend themselves      
-              So we commit to work together
                as partners, to fight for what is sacred.
What the enemy tries to steal, we will protect.
What he seeks to kill, we will rescue.
What he wants to destroy, we will defend.
Three are better than two…
And a cord of three strands
Is not quickly broken                     
-              So we commit our lives to Christ
                who is greater than us,
and makes us complete in Him.
Please weave us into Your glorious plan
so we will trust You.
Intertwine our lives tightly into Yours
so we may not be loosed.
Precious Jesus, bind us together
so we cannot be undone.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Love this! Thanks for being such a great friend to my cousin Pam!