Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Amazing


Ruth 2: 12

May the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.

Here is a young woman that proclaimed to her mother-in-law that wherever she went, she would go; that your people will be my people and that your God will be her God. Wow…what a proclamation of faith and who this young woman was in her journey.

Ruth was a loyal woman that loved deeply and trusted with all her heart in a God that she was her in-laws, but in a God that she decided she wanted for her own. A God that she took refuge under – Our God.

Do we live a life in our bitterness like Naomi did that other young women still see Our God, Our Savior and they want Him for themselves? Naomi isn't talked a lot about other than her bitterness, her sadness, her unhappiness, but she must have lived a life that God still showed through to this young woman. God must have still shined through Naomi even in the difficult times, because this young woman left all that was familiar to her and found refuge in the God of Israel. Isn't that amazing?

Isn't it amazing that even Ruth that wasn't familiar with the God of Israel still felt like she could take refuge in HIM? I love this story because indeed he rewarded her fully she was a part of the lineage of Jesus Christ! God is so amazing!

Sweet blessings,

Debbie

2 comments:

Frankie said...

Debbie, that is such an interesting and beautiful picture that you shared with us today. Thank you!

My mother's middle name is Ruth. Her grandmother participated in naming her when she was born. The name she suggested was Ruth because it was her favorite book/story in the Bible.

The Heart and Mind of a Woman said...

Debbie,

I ordered mine and mom's airplane tickets. If you don't get my e-mail, call me or e-mail me and I'll send it to you.

I'm getting so excited.

Kristy