Modern-day Ruth

The story of Ruth in the Old Testament is definitely a favorite. We can't read her story without asking ourselves if we would be so selfless. After losing our husband, would we really choose to stay with, take care and provide for our widowed mother-in-law versus going home to our own family for comfort and support? Certainly we would want to grieve and deal with our own loss. Would we really reach out in such a moment of loneliness and despair?

Needless to say, that is exactly what Ruth did. Even after Naomi encouraged her to go back home, Ruth insisted. She gleaned the fields in order to provide and take care of Naomi and herself.

Basically she put her mother-in-law's needs above her own, and that is why we marvel at the story of Ruth.

She found herself in "Holland" after the loss of her husband, and the moment she landed, she got busy attending to the needs of others.

Do you know a modern-day Ruth? I do!

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