Maybe marriage doesn't have a beginning. Maybe, since before time existed, God had he and she in mind for each other. Yes, the marriage itself has a beginning, but the idea never did. The idea was there before the people ever took their first breaths... a beautiful, masterfully written love story.
How stunning. How breathtaking an idea. We cannot even wrap our minds around it...and yet we try to because it is so glorious.
And so, too, is our love story with God through Christ. Yes, the fall did happen, there was a beginning to separation with God. Yes, Jesus paid the price, there was a beginning to reunion with God... but the ideas were always there. There has never been an instant when God was not thinking about the marriage that will be ours. The story is not even complete yet; the marriage has not yet begun, but the idea was there before the line of time was ever penned.
It is eternal, with no beginning or end. The ring is symbolic, the analogy does hold up, the picture is beautiful.
P.S. I finally did it, Tianna! I hope this was satisfactory. Thank you for letting me use photos of your beautiful ring! <3