By: Tim & Cheri Henderson

Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me.  
Revelation 3:20 NKJV  

Who knew that when Cheri refused my request for a dance in that Kettering, Ohio, bar over 40 years ago, that one day she would say “yes” and our dance would last for a lifetime? I am so thankful I persisted! I knew that girl was for me ... and so did Jesus! Though we didn't know Jesus at that time, He knew us and was already ordering our steps toward a beautiful future in Him.  
In the same way I pursued Cheri, He pursued us! One year after we said "I do" to each other, we said "I do" to Jesus—"I do receive you as the Lord and Savior of my life." Since that day, our lives have never been the same. 
Shortly after that, Cheri wrote the following and it still applies today:
"For better, for worse; it’s no matter; for richer, for poorer, you are mine.
God chose us and joined us together and blest be the tie that binds! 
It’s not important the things we attain, nor how much we achieve in this life. 
Our happiness isn’t measured by earthly gain, but our love for each other and Christ!
And when the enemy tries to attack us, we'll lock "faith" shields and together agree 
that our threefold cord can’t be broken. Through Jesus, we’ll have victory! 
I walk through this life totally complete because I’m walking with you by my side, 
and the sweetness of it all, the completeness of it all, 
is Jesus – between us – for life!"

Like an Oreo cookie, two plain cookies become so much more when there is sweet filling joining them together. So it is in our relationship with each other ... Jesus is that sweet filling! "A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart" (Ecclesiastes 4:12b NASB). Whether a bond between Christian friends or a husband and wife, when they are joined in Christian love and fellowship, Jesus’ Spirit will come to them, bind them together, and be the sweet center of their relationship.