Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”
– Ruth 2:11-12 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
This is an amazing picture of a woman who left everything to be associated with the God of the Israelites. Many times we want the blessing of God, but we’re not willing to leave the comforts of our current lifestyle. Don’t be held back by the idols of comfort, for sometimes the refuge that God offers us is on the other side of a storm.