I love hearing stories of how couples met. Whenever Steve and I host dinner parties, the question, “how did you meet?” is a staple for getting the conversation started.The answers, as varied as fingerprints, show God’s creativity in bringing men and women together for marriage. Those stories renew my hope every time.
God is the ultimate creative spirit; with the resources of the universe at His disposal. If ever there were a skilled matchmaker, HE IS IT!
Yesterday, as I posted an interview with Phil and Heather Joel, I was remembering their “how we met story.” Phil was touring with the Newsboys and during one interview with a radio station in Kansas, he was told “there are only three mics in the studio.” Since there were three Newsboys and one host, someone had to bow out. Phil did. It had everything to do with the cute receptionist out in the lobby.
Fast forward a bit and Phil is back on the road, a baggie of quarters in hand. This was pre-cell phones, people! He used the coins for payphone calls (do they even have those anymore?) to Heather. It’s a great story. You can listen to the whole thing on the Boundless Show.
If you’ve read Get Married, you know how we met. It all started with a book. The first time Steve and I were introduced, the subject of books came up. In the course of conversation Steve mentioned he was reading Microserfs. As soon as I could—later that same day—I went and bought that book. I figured it was guaranteed conversation the next time we talked,
And we’re still talking and reading books 14 years later.
We’ll be asking the “how did you two meet?” question again tonight when Suzanne Hadley and her fiance Kevin come over for dessert. I’m intrigued by their story (older woman meets younger man at Starbucks) and eager to share more of it with you. Till then, you can read “A Year to Love” and be inspired by ongoing evidence of God’s intimate involvement in “how we met.”