Genesis 24:3-4 (NLT) 3 Swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not allow my son to marry one of these local Canaanite women. 4 Go instead to my homeland, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son Isaac.”
Abraham was very old when he made this request of his oldest servant, the one who was in charge of his household. Why would he do this? It is impossible to say for sure, but it is safe to assume that the ‘locals’ did not share the same commitment to God as Abraham. He wanted assurance that Isaac would not be lured away from the God that He worshiped.
2 Corinthians 6:13-15 (NLT) 13 I am asking you to respond as if you were my own children. Open your hearts to us! 14 Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?15 What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?
Long before Paul gave this instruction to the Corinthians, Abraham knew it in his heart. We should look for a partner that shares in our faith. It will lead to a life of harmony. Unfortunately, many Christians do not heed this very sound advice. Some Christians desiring to find someone, who shares their faith and values, simply cannot seem to find that person they feel God has for him or her.
ChristianMingle.com has brought couples together on their dating site. Now they have partnered with the Game Show Network to produce a matchmaking competition. Church congregations from around the nation will be playing matchmaker. Those contestants who do not get matched will get a free membership on ChristianMingle.com.
Hosting the show will be Christian singer Natalie Grant. She is a wonderful performer with a bubbly personality, who clearly has a heart for the Lord. The sneak peek looks like it will be a fun show. We will have to wait for the debut on June 5th at 9:00 pm. to find out for sure.
Some may believe it will exploit or cheapen Christianity and Christians and may find it objectionable or perhaps offensive. But we need to consider it in light of society today and realize that God can all things for His glory. It can be hard to find someone who shares your beliefs. Why not increase your potential by enlisting the help of a game show that invites Christians to find matches for other Christians? The entertainment industry does indeed come up with some watered down, distorted, and unchristian ideas. This one, however, looks like it may be worth watching.
Whether we have found our love in this life or not, we can find fulfillment in Jesus Christ. We must never forget that Jesus is the Only One who can fill the empty place in our heart. When we give Him permission to enter then He will make the pieces fit.
Psalm 86:5 (NIV) You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
If you have never done so, I invite you to take a walk on the Road to Salvation and learn how to invite Jesus into your heart so you too, can experience True Love.
For now, have a little light-hearted fun watching other Christians play matchmaker…