Friends tell me I’m a virtual Christian matchmaker service. No, I don’t offer the kind of Christian matchmaker services they have on the internet (although we do review them here). What I do is simply introduce Christian singles to one another in nonchalant ways. Here’s an example of what I do: “Susie, this is Johnny. Did I tell you that he lives right in your dorm, and plays the same instrument you do?” The rest usually takes care of itself. Using my own special Christian matchmaker techniques like this, I have helped marry off at least 12 different singles over the years of ministry. Pretty good, huh?
The Real Christian Matchmaker is the Lord Himself
Sometimes when I think of the term, Christian Matchmaker, I kind of chuckle. No matter how good Christian matchmakers like Christian Cafe, eHarmony.com or moi are, it’s the Lord who is the real Christian matchmaker.
Believe it or not, the first human matchmaker is found in the Bible! In Genesis 24, Abraham sent his servant to find a wife (who turned out to be Rebekah) for Isaac. Yet, as you read this story you quickly see that it was the Lord Himself who was the real matchmaker behind the scenes. He led Abraham’s servant to just the right mate for Isaac. What was the reaction of the servant to all of this? In our Bible verse of the day in Genesis 24:26 he exclaims:
“At this the man bowed in worship before God and prayed, “Blessed be God, God of my master Abraham: How generous and true you’ve been to my master; you’ve held nothing back.”
If you are a single Christian guy or girl praying for a husband or a wife, know that it’s fine to use a Christian matchmaker, whether it be with an online matchmaker or a kooky singles minister.
The issue here is whether or not you believe that your GOD is in charge, and that as our verse says, He is generous and true and holds nothing back. Are you willing to trust God as your ultimate Christian Matchmaker?