When I first heard the news of Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ engagement I was surprised and delighted. Every single woman I’ve talked to—and most likely countless singles across America and beyond—have been astonished by her recent announcement.
By now, you’ve heard that I am engaged to be married. I understand that you may be in a state of shock at this news. Based on the response of some who have learned about this development in recent weeks, they may sooner have expected the earth and the sun to collide!Well, no one could have been more caught off guard by this turn of events than I. In recent years, I have found myself in the most settled, contented, healthy, fruitful place of life and ministry ever. I did not have the slightest inkling that He was about to call me to step out into a whole new realm of faith and service.Enter the God of love, mystery, and surprises!
In her engagement post, Nancy emphasizes that her life mission has not changed, “It will now be our life mission to magnify the Lord together and to shine a spotlight on the loveliness and the amazing, saving love of Christ, our heavenly Bridegroom…Our intent is to continue serving Him wholeheartedly, trusting Him to make us even more spiritually fruitful together than we could be apart,” she says.
While I couldn’t be happier for this couple and their fantastic news, how do the rest of us in the singles world press on?