Author’s Note: I know that it’s been a couple years since I’ve posted on this series, but I have not forgotten the different topics and symbolism I planned on covering here. In fact, I’ve been to several weddings over the past couple years and watched my friends experience the joy of true love, which has rekindled the passionate realization that we all have a heavenly Bridegroom and are living in a divine romance. Therefore, I hope you enjoy this long overdue post and are encouraged to live fully content in the unconditional, amazing love Jesus has for you.
It’s gold; it’s shiny. It sparkles in the sunlight and is beautiful to behold. Containing precious stones and real gold, this object can cost a small fortune and is a token of love, commitment, and promise. Can you guess what I’m talking about?
The engagement ring is probably the most fantasized object in the bride’s wardrobe, with the wedding dress being a close second. Girls and ladies ooh and awe over it, and the groom proudly displays it for all to see. Traditionally a band of gold with sparkling diamonds on top, this small object has become a status symbol. A statement that she’s taken. A reminder that he loves me. A declaration that she said “Yes!” And a promise of commitment for the rest of life.