Three-fold Cord

Wednesday May 11 2011 4:33 pm | Comments (0) Tags: , , ,

It’s nice to have someone to help me make decisions.

Agreeing with one another is not always easy.

When disagreements rise up, it can feel like storm clouds overhead.

I imagine you’ve been through some difficult storms.

I know God has led me and my husband Steve through several.

It seems in the various seasons of our life a different kind of storm blows through.

Our deep friendship and great desire to love each other and serve God has helped us weather these tough seasons.

There are few friendships in the world like ours.

Steve and I met on the ski slopes when we were in high school. I was a junior and he was a sophomore.

Our towns (I lived in Anaconda, MT and Steve in Philipsburg, MT) were thirty miles apart with the Discovery Basin Ski Resort tucked in between.

In our younger years, we skied together almost every weekend.

I have a box of letters we wrote to each other through the years as our friendship developed.

We ended up at the same college (Go GRIZ!) and Steve let me cry on his shoulder many times as I tried to find my way in relationships.

He was my BFF. (Best Friend Forever)

We went our separate ways after college but we kept in touch with letters and phone calls.

I moved to Dallas, TX to start over after a very difficult storm shook my foundation.

About six months later Steve was hired for a company in Las Colinas, TX and moved only a mile from my apartment.

We had a blast together exploring the big city and our friendship blossomed to love.

We were married a year later and now we have two wonderful sons and a daughter-in law.

We celebrate our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary this summer.

There is great power when two people together on the same path use God as the guide.

But what has made us strong is that God is the Divine third person in our relationship.

It is with His power that it all works out for good. It isn’t always easy, but God is our shelter in the storm.

There is strength in numbers and a three-fold chord is not easily broken.

Through tough times, this cord holds us together.

I pray you will have a Divine third in your life. He brings strength to every relationship.

God bless your heart with strong friendships with God in the center.


Again I say to you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:19

The idea for this blog post came from the May 11 Devotional in God Calling by AJ Russell.