Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
This past Sunday, I was teaching the kids about the book of Ruth. The lesson was a fun one, and all the kids were chiming in talking about the story. And why not? This is a great story! A kind man shows mercy to a couple of women, and fulfills his tribal duties before his kinsman and his God.
But the story is much more than loyalty. This is a story about TRUST too. Ruth trusts her mother in-law time and time again. Trust is something hard to come by these days. And if we are to be really honest, I think that each one of us will find trust to be one of those elephants in the room, so to speak.
I pray that as we go out each day we can meet people that we can trust, and also people that can trust who we are. and may our families, communities, places of work be transformed and blessed just as the story of a Moabite Woman named Ruth.