The year was 1949 and we had not discussed marriage, so when he said, “If I buy you a ring, will you wear it?” I responded with another question, “What kind of a ring?”
As it turned out he had $60 in his pocket, which as he handed it to me he said, “Keep this in a safe place and later when I have more, we will visit Brother Larson (the jeweler who attended our church) and we will pick out a wedding set.
I took the $60 from him, and replied. “Okay.”
That was how he proposed, and how I accepted.
The wedding ring is a symbol of eternal love, commitment, vows and promises; “Forsaking all others, to you only will I cleave until death do us part.” We have kept those promises.
Through the years, we have found it necessary to replace my ring with a larger size and the ring I now wear is only a gold band; but the meaning is there and I wear it with joy and with pride.
The time I visited Korea, I took off all my diamonds, as traveling with jewelry can tempt thieves. My husband told me he did not want me to travel “unbanded.” So we purchased a single gold ring to alert others that I was taken. I belonged to him!
We as Christians do not wear anything visible that alerts the world that we belong to Jesus. However our faces do reflect His glory as we shine for Him.
Yes, we are urged to put on Spiritual garments; the garment of praise, the armor of God and to wear the robe of His righteousness.