A little east of Jordan, women of ancient times lived very different lives than we do today, yet there are many similarities. Like us; they cared for family, helped others in the community, and searched for meaning in their lives.
My favorite story is that of Naomi and Ruth. Naomi is widowed and both her sons are dead. Ruth is one of her daughter-in-laws. When Naomi decides to return to her own country, Ruth goes with her. She says to her mother-in-law, “Your people will be my people; your God, my God.”
What a beautiful display of selflessness! Ruth could easily have stayed were she was, perhaps even remarried. But instead, she goes with the woman to whom she has no legal obligation, and treats Naomi as if she were her blood kin.
Isn’t this what we are all called to do, treat each other as blood kin? Aren’t we supposed to see all of humanity as our brothers and sisters?
Ruth saw this, living her truth without hesitation. Her life is a bright light for us to follow.
Soothe and Comfort
They've had a big fight.
I want to join in, shouting out loud.
How dare she accuse him,
not love him as much as I do?
Help me hear without judgement.
Help me weave together an understanding
that I could not find on my own.
Help me draw peace from Your presence.
Help me listen, soothe, and comfort them,
as You listen, soothe and comfort me.
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They are your protection
When life seems too hard to bear.
And though you feel alone at times,
The angels...they are there.