This is dedicated to all my single friends who have to survive a day of multiplied interrogations. This day you will endure all sorts of versions of:
- When are you going to get married?
- You must be too picky.
- What’s wrong with you?
If this day is a struggle, if your non-married status discourages you, please remember this:
1. God’s family is better than earthly family any day.
I will be honest with you. Sometimes marriage and family isn’t all that its cracked up to be.
Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, and they want to speak to you.”
Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Then he pointed to his disciples and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother! Matt. 12:47-50
2. Marriage is temporary.
We put a lot of energy into getting and keeping relationships that are not eternal. Set your heart on things that are above.
Jesus replied… “For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven.” Mark 12:25
3. Jesus defines your value.
Single, married, divorce or anything else in between, your partner or lack of partner doesn’t define your worth. Jesus does and let me tell you, he is wild about you.
So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Mt. 10:31
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Rom. 8:32
Now go, believe it and eat a box of chocolate all by yourself.