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Celebrate Life

By Dondon Dumadag

It was a scene that could almost be likened to Noah’s ark. Everywhere I looked — inside the church and more so at the reception — it seemed as if people were in pairs. I felt like a sore thumb sticking out in the midst of the crowd. But it is something I have to live with, this thing called singleness.

Hearing people, especially family, ask me when I will get married is nothing new to me. True, it makes me uncomfortable sometimes but these situations also become opportunities to share about the full life that I live as a single. I celebrate being single everyday of my life as I serve the Lord through our community. If before I had given in to believing that I was the “odd one out,” I now know that I am not a less complete person for being unmarried. I have come to realize that a person’s wholeness is not connected with one’s civil status. Truth is, I can never find completeness anywhere except through a relationship with Jesus.

Whatever your circumstance, live a productive life and celebrate it every single day. God wills for us to “lead the life that the Lord has assigned, to which God has called [us]” (1 Corinthians 7:17).

Lord, You are the reason I celebrate my life today. Amen.

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