The rings are each made from a different type of gold. The two outer rings are 1/2 the size of the inner ring. Each ring holds a significance to us to remind us of who we are and what keeps us together. We wanted a memorable way of being reminded and so we put some thought into the construction of the three rings of love.
Ring # 1 is made of white gold. Ring # 3 is made of rose gold. Ring # 2 is yellow gold. Ring 1 represents the husband. Ring 3 represents the wife. Ring 2 represents our unity. Since ring 1 and 3 are half the size of ring 2, out unity is twice as big as we each are individually. We are made for each other and together we are transformed into the unity of our marriage.
There is much more to these rings and the symbolism of them separately and together.
Separately, Ring 1 represents me, the husband. The individual strength of the husband to care for his wife, lead her and love her with all he has. It is a much harder metal than the rose ring, Ring 3. Ring 3 represents my wife. Her softness and tenderness is a quality of the rose gold metal and shows her willingness to be led and shaped by her husband. Ring 2 is representative of God. He stands between us at all times. He is what brings us together as one. We must go through Him to touch the other. Ring 1 and 3 are completed by ring 2. He is the middle ground between all our doings and goings.
Without God we are not united. He himself is made of three. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. each part of God is also represented by the Three Rings of Love. There is unity in of the three into one love for His creation.
Ultimately there is only one ring made of three parts. Just as God is made of three, we are made of three. Body, soul and spirit. We are made complete only by the life of God dwelling our spirits and making our spirits alive with His Life. Without His life there is no hope for eternal life. So our spirits must be renewed, born again.
My wife and I wear our rings differently. I wear mine with the white gold ring farthest out and she wears here with the rose gold ring farthest out. Each of us wears the representative ring of the other closest to our hearts. Where we want to be in each others life. We want to think of the other as more important than ourselves.
So as the years move on in our marriage, we have come to find new and renewed symbolism's in our three rings of love. Today we have three children together. Each is a reminder of unity in not only our marriage but in our family. Our sons are a part of us and will always be in the image of us. Just like we are the image of God. Body, soul and spirit. Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Husband, Wife and God. We are made one. The Bride and the Son become one in this marriage of love.
Now we live in a whole new way. We are united with the church. Each member is a unique individual of the whole. Many lives, bound together by God into the representation of the Bride of Christ. So we have another symbolic representation of those three rings of love. We are one with God through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, filled with the Life of His Spirit.
Since this is the season of love and we symbolically celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, it seems only fitting to look at those three rings of love in a fresh way. Look for the love of God in the eyes of those around you this year. See that God loves each and every person you know or meet.
There is a ring of love that God asks each of us to wear. We are his children and we are desired of our Father to be in fellowship with him. He desires to receive from us the relationship of trusting and grateful children. He has given His all for us. He asks us to love and obey Him. His kingdom is in us and on the earth. He reigns forever and ever. He is now our King.