Thursday, January 19, 2012


The other morning, during my Bible reading time, I took a small detour and read through the book of Ruth.  I’ve read it before, and I will read it again, it’s such a precious nugget tucked into God’s Word.

It’s a small book and doesn’t take long to read, but the best way to read it is to take your time, slowly savoring each precious part as it unfolds.

As I look toward the future, acquiring a daughter-in-law later this year, I think of Ruth and her devotion to Naomi.

I think of what kind of a woman, Naomi must have been for Ruth to have cared so much for her, and loved her so deeply.  Naomi must have been an amazing mother-in-law, devoted to God, kind, patient, passionate.

I pray that with each passing year, the Lord will help me to be like Naomi.  That He will give me words to speak, an understanding heart and an unwavering faith that will speak volumes to my own Ruth,…Christina.

I pray that she too will come to know God, as Ruth did, and that her love for Him will be strong and unwavering.

What a sweet story.  I am thankful to God for little nuggets like this in His Word.  Small stories that pack so much power. 

I don’t have a daughter, but I have an obligation to be a godly mother-in-law, an example to Christina of what it means for a woman to serve Christ.  What an awesome responsibility.  I’m thankful that He has entrusted me with this, and I pray that I will be faithful to follow His leading…

“And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

Then she said, “Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge.  Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.”

Ruth 1:14-16



  1. This is a beautiful post. You have given my much to think about. So many struggles here with this, but you have opened my eyes with this post.

    :::sigh::: GOD is good. And thank you, Kathy, for your example.

  2. You have a pure heart, sister and I want to be like you. Have a bless day!