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September 2, 2022 8:00 pm
I arrived at the cancer care center, where I’d be serving as my mom’s live-in caregiver, feeling alone and afraid. I’d left my family and support system more than 750 miles behind me. But before I could even touch my luggage, a man with a huge grin offered to help. By the time we reached the sixth floor, I’d made plans to meet Frank’s wife, Lori, who cared for him during his treatments. The couple soon became like family as we leaned on God and each other. We laughed, vented, cried, and prayed together. Though we all felt displaced, our connection to God and each other kept us rooted in love as we supported one another.
When Ruth committed to caring for her mother-in-law, Naomi, she left the security of familiarity behind. Ruth “entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters” (Ruth 2:3). The overseer told the landowner, Boaz, that Ruth “came to the field” and “remained” working “except for a short rest in the shelter” (v. 7). Ruth found a safe place with people willing to care for her as she cared for Naomi (vv. 8–9). And God provided for Ruth and Naomi though Boaz’s generosity (vv. 14–16).
Life’s circumstances can provide roads to unexpected places far beyond our comfort zones. As we remain connected to God and each other, He’ll keep us rooted in love as we support one another.
Hello my name is such indexing in 10 days encouragement for my daily bread chairperson, a story about a sweet difficult time with my mom in rooted in left. I arrived at the cancer care center where I be serving as my mom's living caregiver feeling alone and afraid I'd left my family and support system more than 750 miles behind me. But before I could even touch my luggage. Frank, a man with a huge grin offered to help. By the time we reach the six floor. I made plans to meet his wife Lori who cared for him during his treatments.
The couple soon became like family. As we leaned on God and each other. We laughed vented cried and prayed together. Though we all felt displaced our connection to God and each other, kept us rooted in love as we supported one another when Ruth committed to caring for her mother-in-law, Naomi.
She left the security of familiarity behind Ruth enter the field and began to glean behind the harvesters.
The overseer told the landowner Boaz that Ruth came into the field and remained working except for a short rest in the shelter.
Ruth found a safe place with people willing to care for. She cared for Naomi and God provided for Ruth and Naomi do Boaz's generosity life's circumstances can provide roadside unexpected places far beyond our comfort zones as we remain connected to God and each other to keep us rooted in love as we support one another.
Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Ruth chapter 2 verses 5 to 13. Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters. Who is that young woman belong to the overseer replied she is the Moabite who came back from Moab with Naomi. She said please let me clean and gather them on the she's behind the harvesters. She came into the field and has remained here from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter.
So Boaz said the Ruth. My daughter listen to me. Don't go and clean in another field and don't go away. From here, stay here with the woman who worked for me.
Watch the field where the men are harvesting and follow along after the women I have told the men not to lay a hand on you and when ever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars. The men have failed at this she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me a foreigner. 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 the people she did not know before May the Lord repay you for what you have done may you be richly rewarded by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge that I continue to find favor in your eyes. My Lord, she said you put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant. Though I do not have the standing of one of your servants. Let's pray, loving father, thank you for promising to be with us and for providing all we need in Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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