As a young widow devastated by loss and meagerly living with her equally desperate mother-in-law, Ruth somehow was an amazingly gracious woman. Ruth never resorted to bitterness. Instead, she abandoned herself to the needs of others. Her life story is a challenge for those who think the LORD only watches “important” people. Her relentless, faithful love paints an irresistible picture of God’s compassionate gaze upon those who know Him. (Book of Ruth)
“Do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.” (Ruth 3:11) Ruth and her posterity were blessed and favored of the LORD.
Ruth’s, great-grandson King David wrote, “The LORD is my Shepherd…He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake… Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23)
Live like Ruth and enjoy the inheritance of all who follow after Him. The LORD will guide you too, daughter, in right and good paths.
Copyright 2016, Shari Meisel, Unpublished Work