A friend in my chat group shared this story.
One day, during an evening class for adults, the Psychology Teacher entered the class and told students, “Let’s all play a game!” “What Game?”
The Teacher asked one of the students to volunteer. A lady named Aliza came forward.
The Teacher asked her to write 30 names of most important people in her life on blackboard. Aliza wrote names of her family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbors.
The Teacher told her to erase 3 names that Aliza considered most unimportant. Aliza erased names of her colleagues.
The Teacher again told her to delete 5 more names. Aliza erased her neighbor’s names. This went on until there were just four names left on the blackboard. These were names of her mother, father, husband and her only son.
The entire class became silent realizing that this wasn’t a game anymore for Aliza alone.
Now, the Teacher told her to delete two more name. It was a very difficult choice for Aliza. She unwillingly deleted her parents names.
“Please delete one more,” said the Teacher. Aliza became very nervous and with trembling hands and tears in eyes she deleted her son’s name. She cried painfully. The Teacher told Aliza to take her seat.
After a while Teacher asked “Why your husband? The parents are the ones that nurtured you and your son is the one you gave birth to. But you can always find another husband.”
There was total silence in the class.
Everyone was curious to know her response. This is what Aliza said:
“One day my Parents will pass away before me. My son may also leave me when he grows old for his studies or business or whatever reason. But the only one who will truly share his entire life with me, is my Husband.”
All the students stood up and applauded her for sharing this truth of life.
God has intended marriage to be a lifelong relationship. Marriage is for better for worse, and whether the better comes after the worse or not, “it is till death do us part.”
“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one” (Genesis 2:24 NLT).
Darlene Schacht wrote: “True story … Once upon a time there lived a wife with the most incredible husband ever… The End.”
May you live happily ever with the one you chose for life in marriage.