Just as God called Naomi and Ruth to trust in the ‘second story’ being written alongside their own human story … of God’s sovereign love and assurance … that even their pain will have meaning … the Lord Jesus Christ’s victory over sin and death … brings about His saving purpose … and an end to all suffering … for those that place their trust and faith in Him.
Scripture References: Ruth 1:1-22
Ruth is a book that looks at how God’s good purpose interplays with human decision. It offers a message of hope and redemption within the surrounding chaos and disorder of a time in which everyone ‘did what was right in their own eyes’. A time when God’s activity in a world darkened by sin and disobedience only highlights His sovereignty, kindness and grace by offering salvation and hope (through His people); even to foreigners who seek to follow Him and join His family.