Bible Reading: Genesis 2:18-23
Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib and brought her to Adam. Genesis 2:22
HOW OLD ARE you? Write your age here:____________
What’s your full name? Write it here:____________
Who is your best friend? Write his or her name here:___________
Who is your husband or wife? Write his or her name here:___________
What? You say you’re not married? Oh, OK, then, let’s change the question:
Who will be your husband or wife? Write his or her name here:___________
What? You say you don’t know whom you’re going to marry? And maybe you won’t even get married-at least, not until you’re, like, a hundred years old?
Well, OK. You aren’t married. You may never get married. And even if you do someday get married, who knows who will be your husband or wife.
God does. That’s right. God knows the answers to all the questions above. He knows how old you are. He knows your full name. He knows who your best friends are. He even knows—right now—if you’re going to get married someday. He knows what day you’re getting married. He knows whom you’re going to marry.
Pretty spooky, huh? Not really. It is kind of cool, though. God knows your future husband or wife. He knows what that person had for breakfast today, just like he knows what you had for breakfast. (Cold pizza again?) And while you may not even have met your future husband or wife yet, while you may not even be interested in having a boyfriend or girlfriend yet, while you may not plan to get married (ever!), God wants to help you become a good husband or wife someday. He wants to help you make right choices now, because those right choices may prepare you to be a good husband or wife later. Not that God’s in a hurry. He doesn’t have to be. He knows exactly how much time he has to help you before your wedding day arrives!
REFLECT: Which of the following are true of you?
□ I’m not interested in the opposite sex yet. □ I don’t know if I’ll ever get married.
□ I don’t plan to get married (ever). □ I don’t know whom I am going to marry.
□ I hope to get married someday. □ God knows whom I am going to marry.
If you believe that God knows whom you will marry, how does that make you feel? (Check any that apply.)
□ Scared □ Great
□ Worried □ Peaceful
PRAY: Ask God to bless and protect the person you will someday marry (if that’s in his plans for you) and to help you become a good Christian partner for that person.