Cord of Three Strands
God's Knot - Cord of Three Strands
"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
This passage from Ecclesiastes 4:12 illustrates the importance of Christian companionship. Two Christians
that are bound together in Christ are stronger than the individuals themselves. We believe that Christian marriage is about
more than the union of one man and one woman. The Bible teaches us that God performs a miracle in our marriage,
uniting us together in a covenant relationship with Him as one. The Cord of Three Strands is a symbol
of that sacred union created on your wedding day.
How can I get one?
You can purchase the Cord of Three Strands through our
God's Knot - Cord of Three Strands - Includes:
- three cords in brilliant colors
- a solid brass ring
- an explanation card that you can use in your bulletin or display with your braided cord.
What is the Cord of Three Strands Ceremony?
Cord of Three Strands Ceremony
The cord of three strands symbolizes the joining of one man, one woman, and God into a marriage relationship.
Marriage takes three; you, your soon to be spouse, and God. It was God who taught us to love. By keeping Him at the center
of your marriage, His love will continue to bind you together as one throughout your marriage.
The cord of three strands ceremony is a great addition to a traditional wedding ceremony. It adds a truly unique element
to your ceremony that friends and family will remember. It can also serve as a substitute for the unity candle.
This is useful for situations where candles may not be used, or may be difficult.
The Cord of Three Strands works well as a substitute in outside weddings.
At some point in the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom braid the Cord of Three Strands together.
The groom holds a small metal ring with three attached strands. The bride then braids the strands together,
symbolizing the union of God, husband and wife. The colors of the cords is significant.
- Gold Strand - Represents God
The divinity of God is represented in Gold. This covenant relationship is initiated by Him,
will be built under His authority, and is intended to glorify Him.
- Purple Strand - Represents the Groom
As a new creation in Christ, the majesty of the Groom is represented in purple.
As the husband loves his wife and submits himself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will
demonstrate His great love in the marriage relationship.
- White Strand - Represents the Bride
Having been cleansed by salvation in Christ, the purity of the Bride is represented in white.
As the wife honors her husband and submits herself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will nurture
and strengthen the marriage relationship.
What is the God's Knot - Cord of Three Strands?
The God's Knot - Cord of Three Strands is a beautifully hand-crafted symbol to be used in your wedding ceremony. It consists of:
- High quality cord in a deep purple, a brilliant gold, and a bright white.
- Each cord is about 1/2 inch thick and about 25 inches long.
- Brass colored metal ring about 2 and 1/2 inches in diameter
- An explanation card that can be used in your bulletin, read in your ceremony, or displayed with your braided cord after the wedding.
Are there readings for the Cord of Three Strands?
While braiding the Cord of Three Strands, you may wish to have someone read an explanation of the ceremony.
You may also simply play music or have a song sung. We have put together a few sample readings
that you can use in your ceremony: View Sample Readings
How do I keep the ends together once we've braided the strands?
Included with each Cord of Three Strands from God's Knot, there is a gold thread and rubber band to bind
the ends of the strands together once you have braided the cord. You may find it easier to use the rubber
band during the ceremony, and the gold thread to match the look of the cord later when you have time.
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