on March 15, 2017

Book of Ruth

Ruth inspires us to seek a life of undying faith, compassion, determination and unconditional love.

Regardless of the odds stacked against her, including the death of a loved one, she took a huge leap of faith by choosing to follow Naomi to an unknown land, instead of the comfortable choice of returning to her people.

She professed her undying commitment to Naomi, “where you go I will go … your people shall be my people and your God my God” (1:16).

Are we willing to surrender our complete will to God for his Holy Spirit to guide us instead of depending on our well-laid plans?

How do we react when faced with tragedy and a sense of wasted years?

Ruth shows us that it is never too late to start over, even in a strange land.

Her selfless act of grace to comfort a distraught and heartbroken Naomi has made Ruth a beacon of hope, humility, sacrifice and true discipleship.

As Ruth’s light shone among all, let us follow her example by extending grace to others.

Grace Gomashie, London.

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