The ladies mentioned to Naomi, “Praise be to the Lord who this day has not left you without a Kinsman-Redeemer.” Ruth 4:14
Naomi’s story is one in all private tragedy and feeling alone, with out hope. However it’s one which encourages me when it looks as if every part goes mistaken in my life.
Naomi’s husband had died, alongside together with her two sons. All she had left had been two daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth. Naomi had nothing to supply both of those ladies, so with the encouragement of Naomi, Orpah returned to her household and nation. Ruth stayed with Naomi, however needed to alter to residing in Naomi’s nation and amongst Naomi’s folks, herself a widow as properly. She additionally needed to exit and collect leftover grain within the fields with a view to present some meals for her mother-in-law and herself.
Naomi will need to have been full of grief and despair, as a result of when she returned to her folks, she requested them to not name her Naomi anymore, which implies “nice” however Mara, which implies “bitter.” She informed them that the “Almighty has made my life very bitter” (Ruth 1:20).
However God was at work behind the scenes. He didn’t depart Naomi with out hope. God despatched salvation for her within the type of Boaz, a relative of hers. In a really symbolic ceremony, he redeemed the “lostness” of Naomi, giving her a future and a hope. When Boaz and Ruth married, they’d a son who could be a part of the lineage of Christ, the final word Redeemer.
Irrespective of how misplaced you are feeling proper now, God is at work in your behalf in methods that you could be not be capable of see. God’s very nature is one in all Redeemer, of shopping for again misplaced or hopeless causes. He could seem far-off at instances, however he has not forgotten about you. He sees you in your grief and in your disillusionment with life. Assistance is coming!
Redeemer God, the despair I really feel at instances. Assist me to imagine that you simply’ve already made a approach for me, and that you’re going earlier than me, even when I can not see what you might be doing for me proper now. Assist me to belief in Jesus, my Kinsman-Redeemer! Amen.
By Karen Woodard
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