Why do we wear wedding rings?

The ring has no end or beginning ~ as does eternal love
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The jewelry industry may be able to thank the Egyptians for the custom of exchanging rings to symbolize marriage as early as 3000 BC. Society viewed the circle as a symbol of endless love between a man and woman and exchanged rings braided from reeds and hemp.

Ancient Greeks and later Romans also wore wedding bands on the ring finger of their left hands as believed this finger held a special vein directly connected to the heart, later called the vein of love.  So, if they had decided the vein of love was from our nose we would be exchanging nose rings today.  Personally, I’m glad the vein of love is on a finger.

Greek Orthodox men started wearing wedding rings in the 1300’s, but it didn’t catch on, especially in the United States, until men started wearing wedding rings during WWII to remind them of their sweetheart.     ~bhldn.com

It’s only a symbol.  When you think about it, Beyonce’s $5 million dollar ring from JAY-Z has just as much symbolic value as mine. Or, does mine have more value?

With this ring I thee wed…

Love is just love, it can never be explained. ~ James Earl Jones

  A common milestone in life has brought them to this spot while sharing in the joy and celebration of a grandson starting his married life together with a heart filled with love for his beautiful bride.

 The meaning of love takes on a much deeper dimension when you’ve been married 60 plus years and have shared the joys of raising a family, the challenges of providing for that same family and the new challenges that come with age.   Like the grandson, he also shares his life with the woman of his dreams.

Unsung Heroes of the Church

The church musicians are often hidden in the balcony or tucked into a corner of the church so aren’t always a visual presence during religious services.  But how empty the experience would be if we didn’t have their inspiring sounds filling the air!  This is an art form and many hours of work go into preparation to enhance the worship service, bringing beauty and praise to God’s Word.  They truly put their heart and soul into their work.