After months of preparation, “The Day” finally arrived. Glue, thread and scissors had been put away. Tables and lights were set up. Food was made. Friends and family from around the country had arrived. And two young people stood before God and their community and made a covenant of marriage. Their parents stood near as the couple wove together three ropes representing the strength of their individual Christian upbringings binding together with the third cord of Christ. Their siblings stood at the side welcoming a new brother and a new sister into their families. It was a day of celebration as Jono and Melissa began their new life together as husband and wife.