Noah’s Wife: These Strong but Unknown Women
“And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.” – Genesis 7:7
As you read the Bible, you’ll notice that God had informed Noah about the duration of the impending flood rains. However, Noah remained uncertain about how long the construction of the ark would take and how much time they would spend inside it. Let’s analyze the time taken for these events. It all begins in Genesis 6.
Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.” – Genesis 6:13-14
In this text, God instructs Noah to build the ark to serve as shelter from the flood rains meant to cleanse the earth of its violence. These strong but unknown women, as described in the Bible:
“So Noah did everything as the Lord commanded him. Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.” – Genesis 6:22
“Noah, at the age of 500, fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth. When he received the command, he was 500 years old, and by the time the flood arrived, he was 600 years old.” – Genesis 5:32
“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. – Genesis 7:11
For over 100 years, Noah’s wife accompanied her husband in bringing to life the vision and mission entrusted to him by God. This doesn’t even account for the days spent inside the ark, which were close to a year. These strong but unknown women represent all those wives who wholeheartedly embrace their husbands’ missions, enduring any controversies that may arise.
Noah’s wife was psychologically and mentally strong, even though her strength isn’t explicitly mentioned.
Here, I would like to encourage these strong women who fully embrace their husbands’ visions, making their husbands’ calling their passion and reason for existence. Do you think if Noah’s wife hadn’t embraced this grand vision, it would have materialized? I don’t think so. She could have even negatively influenced her children and daughters-in-law not to adhere to it. Dear servants of God, having a wife who fully engages in the vision and mission God has given you is a great asset and strength.
As you read this, let me tell you, because you have fully entered into this matter, your husband will also succeed. Yes, he will succeed in this great work, and the Lord will be proud of you. To conclude this chapter, I would like to speak to my fellow servants of God. Starting with these two women mentioned here, I urge you to work to truly understand your wife’s orientation in her call to be your spouse. Is she destined to be fully involved in your mission, or can she be in it while also pursuing her other passions?
This text is an excerpt from the book “INVISIBLE POWER OF WOMEN OF SERVANT OF GOD” written by David KALONJI.