Part of the excitement and joy of being single in Christ here and now is that it can serve as an anticipatory glimpse of our eternal community. This is because Christian singleness is not meant to be a singleness lived in isolation, but lived within a larger family of brothers and sisters in Christ. Christian singles have greater availability for sharing in and strengthening the lives of one another in a range of different ways. Singleness brings more flexibility to spontaneously make time to encourage someone else’s spiritual journey over a meal or coffee. It can serve to spur each another in existing or new opportunities for service within the kingdom of God. There can be a genuine buzz of excitement in the anticipation of wondering how and where God might choose to move us next in his global
operations. There is continual opportunity to create time to drink deeply of the well of life experiences of others around us, and there are many opportunities to meet and share in the lives of an enormous range of persons of both sexes within the global family of Christ. Though in some degree these things are also experienced in our fellowship as the broader corporate church, Christian singles that cultivate community together often find an
intensification of this unique joy insofar as they are less distracted with traditional familial responsibilities of the present age. This is the joy of singleness that rightly serves as a prophetic token of the age to come. It is something to be savored and shared.