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Thursday, November 23, 2023

We are Blessed

Ruth 1: 3-7

“3 Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. 6 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. 7 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.”

Naomi was an Israelite woman whose hardships and sufferings took her far from her home, to the land of the Moabites, where she was met with even more heartache.  But, underneath all of these tribulations was a blessing, in the form of her daughter-in-law, Ruth.

While Ruth could not bring Naomi’s husband or sons back to her, she was the key to Naomi’s future life in Israel.

In the ever unfolding events of life it is often hard to realize that we have been blessed…. even when those blessings are standing next to us.

How is God blessing you today?

May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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