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Unity Sand Ceremony

Bride and Groom

you have just sealed your relationship

by the giving and receiving of rings

and this is a pledge between two people

who agree that they will commit themselves

to one another throughout their lives.

Today, this relationship is also symbolized

through the pouring of these THREE individual containers of sand.

One, representing you, Bride and One Representing you Groom

and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be.

The third one represents Christ, all that he is and will ever be.

As these THREE containers of sand are poured into the FOURTH container,

the individual containers of sand will continue to exist,

but a FOURTH entity is also created;

one which did not exist before, but will last forever.

          (Minister pours the Christ Layer)

This layer represents Christ,

who is and always will be the foundation of you both as individuals.

Now each of you pour your sand, which will represent you as individuals.

This container now represents two individual lives into this union of marriage.

Just as these grains of sand can never be separated,

and poured again into the individual containers,

so shall your marriage be!

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