We may feel crushed but we are never forsaken. We may be down but it is never for the count! When Naomi lost everything—her husband, her sons, her homeland—God gave her a reason to live through the love of her daughter-in-law Ruth.
Many of us know the story of Ruth—who married Boaz and became the mother of Obed (who became the grandfather of David giving us the lineage of Christ)—but how many of us have contemplated Naomi’s beautiful witness during the dark and sad times in her life? Her great faithfulness to God—and His response—throughout devastating trials and tribulations gives us hope in our own difficult times that God does not abandon us. In our darkest hour, Naomi is a reminder of God’s enduring love.