“Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His love is eternal.”
(Psalms 136:3 HCSB)

Wedding rings are used in most Western cultures. The circular band is a symbol of eternity without a beginning or an end. The center space or hole of the ring represents a gateway leading to the blessings of a promised future. To give a woman a ring indicates a never-ending and immortal love. Christians used wedding rings in marriage ceremonies as a “symbol of the union of hearts.”(1) Since the majority of people are right handed, the wedding ring made of soft gold metal is protected from wear or damage on the left ring finger because this side is used less frequently during daily activities. The left ring finger is also surrounded by the third and fifth fingers offering additional protection. The history of the wedding ring reminds me about the eternal love of King Jesus. When we commit to his love we enter into the exciting promise of a future in the family of God. The stressful repetitive routines of this life can wear down our love towards the Lord but surrounding our activities with God’s Word and prayer can protect the fellowship we have with him.

1) http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/the-origin-of-wedding-rings-and-why-theyre-worn-on-the-4th-finger-of-the-left-hand/

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