The ropes were wrapped securely around the wooden posts.
Looking closer, one can see that the single rope appears to be two ropes, intertwined.
Looking even more closely, it also appears that each rope is made of several smaller strands.
Ropes similar to this were used to make tire swings when I was young.
With one end tied to a strong tree branch and the other end tied to an old tire, the rope would be strong enough to hold a giggling child as they would sway back and forth, carefree in the summer shade.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 reads,
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Though a single strand might be overpowered by the weight of a child sitting in a tire, a cord of many might not.
We are never alone.
God is always with us, giving us His strength.
Sometimes, He chooses to strengthen us by providing friends to come alongside us.
They could be companions from long ago or new acquaintances.
God does the choosing.
He knows the weight of the situation.
He will provide the perfect strength and support when needed.
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