Ruth 1:6-7 – “When Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there. With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah.”
How did Naomi find herself so far removed from God’s blessings? …all she did was try to make sensible decisions to preserve herself and family… How did she end up in Moab? Yet God’s grace found her… the good news of God’s salvation reached her.
But how do you get from here, Moab… brokenness, loss, regret, fear… to over there, Judah… the center of God’s activity, presence, people, provision? Sometimes you hear a powerful testimony of God’s work in someone’s life… you wonder, “How can I experience God’s power like that?” Basically, how do I get from here… to there?
If we were to make a movie of Ruth 1, within minutes decades fly by and already three characters are killed off. Then the pace drastically slows, the dramatic action is given in multiple angles… Naomi prepares to return home… she leaves the place where she was… she sets out on the road… the road that will return her home… to where God is, where God is working, where His people is. Pray to return to the center of God’s activity, work and people… “God will make a way”! Let’s close worshipping to this song – “Not Afraid” (Click here) by Jesus Culture.