Luk 1:5 In the days when King Herod was ruling Judea, someone named Zechariah became a priest of Abijah’s division, and his wife was also among the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
Luk 1:6 And they were both in right standing before God, because they were walking blamelessly according to all the Lord commanded and required.
Luk 1:7 And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well matured in their days.
when life is not fair
Both Zecharaiah and Elizabeth were known for their relationship with God. They were, according to Luke, in right standing before God. What is more, Luke says that they walked blamelessly when it came to all the things the Lord commanded and required in scripture.
But life had not been fair for that couple. The one thing they wanted the most was a child. They prayed and prayed for a child, but year after year they got older and still no child came.
Life can be unfair for us at times, even if we are not being rebellious against God, even if we obey his word. The LORD’s reputation is enhanced when his children stay true to him, trusting in him even when they do not get the things they pray for.
LORD, no matter how unfair life gets, help us to stay true to you, and trusting in you.