Most days find me in scripture and my response is journalled here so others can glean from my life what I have gleaned from God's word.
One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by anyone who is kind enough to let me do it.” Naomi replied, “All right, my daughter, go ahead.” (Ruth 2:2 NLT) “When you harvest the crops of your land,... Continue Reading →
“Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.” Ruth 2:1 NIVWe have have finally moved to Bethlehem and moved past the introduction and the background of a Ruth and Naomi's story. We don't know how much time transpires before Ruth goes... Continue Reading →
“Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.” Ruth 2:1 The first chapter of Ruth opens with a famine and closes with a harvest. That too is my story. My story is not ending in Moab but in the house... Continue Reading →
Right in the middle of a deep love-abounding-covenantal speech, Ruth labours the point about DEATH. It sounds really morbid except that death is actually a massive theme in this book. She is declaring a death to her past, a death to all that she knows and a death to everything she has experienced, in order... Continue Reading →
As I listened to the whole chapter of Ruth Chapter One today, I was drawn to the authors ability to take me from Bethlehem to Moab and back to Bethlehem in a matter of minutes but the reality is we are not sure how long this chapter took in real time. There are so many... Continue Reading →
'But Ruth said, “Don’t force me to leave you; don’t make me go home. Where you go, I go; and where you live, I’ll live. Your people are my people, your God is my god; where you die, I’ll die, and that’s where I’ll be buried, so help me GOD —not even death itself is... Continue Reading →
“And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi. “Look,” Naomi said to her, “your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.”” Ruth 1:14-15 NLT http://bible.com/116/rut.1.14-15.nlt When Ruth and Orpah made their choices Naomi accepted Orpah's choice. Was... Continue Reading →