Assistant Police Commissioner for Traffic Col. Prince T. Davis has wedded his beautiful spouse Ms. Victoria N. Akoi on Saturday, 18 November at the St. Joseph Parish on Capitol Hill in Monrovia. The wedding was witnessed by family members, relatives, friends and authorities at the Liberia National Police (LNP) including Police Inspector General Col. Gregory Coleman, Deputy Inspector General for Operation Col. Abraham Kromah and other senior officers of the LNP.
Speaking to this paper in an interview, some senior members of the LNP expressed delight over the decision taken by their colleague to get married. They say the decision by the Chief of Traffic was in line with the scripture which says a man will leave his family house and take a wife where both of them shall become one flesh. “It is not strange for a man to get married; the Bible, once [says] it and I strongly believe that it is in that line that he chooses to take a wife. It is a good idea and we members of this traffic section welcome the decision taken by our chief,” a police officer says.
Giving the sermon of the day to the newly wedded couples, Mary Help Christian Catholic School Principal in Matadi Estate Rev. Fr. Solomon Gbaki SDB cautioned the couples to demonstrate their love for one another.
He says marriage is not only about having the ceremony, but what was being done was to confirm their trust to God for their sister and brother so that God will cover them with His blood. Rev. Gbaki says there are lots of things that come after marriage, saying the both couples have to take up some responsibility by showing love, care, faithfulness and be strong as the only way of sustaining any marriage.
“When the relationship has now been consecrated before the author, such can be easy because it is when the devil comes with challenge to bring disputes, hatred, among other things. But if you are not prayerful, you will run away from the vow [you] made before the altar,” Rev. Gbaki says. He cites instances where lots of people get married, and such marriages don’t last, saying it is not in one day that one can approach a woman. He urges the need to ask God for direction before making a proposal to any woman to marry them so that such marriage is not at stake.
Rev. Gbaki adds that marriage is a border that people enters into, and can’t turn their back easily. He says when you take covenant before God, you should afraid because God is not man.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley