The Matchmaker

February 11, 2010

“Your ears will hear a word behind you, ‘This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right or to the left.'” – Isaiah 30:21

Choosing the right mate isn’t easy. In a poll conducted several years ago by a Christian evangelical magazine, people were asked, “If you had it to do it all over again, would you choose the same mate?” Thirty-four percent said they wouldn’t – and remember, these were Christians who responded!

Part of the problem is that so often our decision is based only on physical attraction and we neglect the need for shared beliefs and values. In another time, parents and matchmakers arranged marriages – a practice that actually resulted in far lower divorce rates than we have today! The divorce rates were lower because the match was made on the basis of compatibility – similar values and shared beliefs. But wouldn’t young people today have a tizzy if their parents made this kind of decision for them!

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a matchmaker who could select a perfect mate? A mate you’d have passionate romantic love for, be compatible with, and share similar values and beliefs? Well, I’ve got good news for you. God IS the ultimate matchmaker and wants to serve in that role for you. He knows you and your future spouse better than anyone. Let God be your matchmaker, trusting Him to guide you to the best possible person for you.