Zachariah’s mum; How could you do this to me, don’t you want me to see my grandson before I die?
Zachariah replied; I have no such intention, I also desire to have kids too mama.
Zachariah’s mum; All these years, you say “we are waiting on God”, isn’t it high time you got a second wife?
Zachariah; Mama, you know that I love my wife Elizabeth-getting a second wife would really break her heart, plus mama God’s word don’t permit such.
Just trying to picture the recurrent conversions that Zachariah and his mum(although the bible didn’t mention her) might have had…
Childlessness can be a very devastating issue in marriage,and it has a track record of breaking homes. People expect that after a year or two, couples should have given birth to atleast a kid. But this wasn’t the case of Zachariah and his wife Elizabeth. After several years of been childless, it was obvious(humanly speaking) that they weren’t going to have any child, especially now that they were now old(Luke1:7).
What caught my attention about their story, wasn’t really their inability to conceive but “how this couple were able to live together till both were old”. Zachariah knew his wife was barren but that did’t prompt him to file for a divorce…I believe this couple knew and held on to something, something that the world is presently and obviously missing out.
What I discovered was quite amazing…a mutual decision to honour God in their marriage was what kept them together all those years despite varying challenges. The scripture says that “…together they lived honourably before God, careful in keeping to the ways of the commandments.. ” Luke1:6 AMP
This was the sustaining factor in their marriage; the key to a successful life long marriage.
We wouldn’t be able to have a life long relationship if we jump in and out simply because things aren’t going as planned, marriages have ended(some, after few weeks/months of the wedding ceremony) due to a lack of commitment to honour God, the romantic feeling of love suddenly disappears at the face of one challenge or the other and couples immediately file for a divorce.
Beloved, a decision to honour God in and with our relationships/marriages is what will sustain it when the emotions of love and romance seem to fade away…it will stand the test of trying times and help us stay married till death do us part
Am sorry,this blog is coming this late.Hope it was worth your time? Wishing you a successful life long marriage.