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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday # 11

Ruth 1:16

Where you go I'll go

Where you stay I'll stay

Your people will be my people

Your GOD will be my GOD

This is the verse that I would like to share this Thankful Thursday. Since the last week I was meditating upon this verse while reading the book of Ruth. She was a kind, caring woman. She loved her mother-in-law. She promised to stay with Naomi for as long as she lived.

The book of Ruth is a story of kindness and faithfulness, a tale of integrity, hardship and blessing. The love that they shared proves that we can never really know someone until we've wept with them. As what the saying goes and I quote, "Weep until you are maleable - God shapes best clay made soft by tears."Suffering had made them partners in their sorrow.

She was living in a different culture with different beliefs and tradition but the greatest bond between them (Ruth an Naomi) was their trust with each other. Love as strong as Ruth's results in TRUST.

Ruth's love yielded a harvest of grace and placed her name in the ancestry of JESUS!

Today I'm thankful

  • of the love of Ruth shown to Naomi
  • of how God works to different people with different circumstances
  • of God's love to mankind
  • of His great love inspite of who I am
  • of the hardship and strength to endure
  • that in the midst of sufferings an sorrows - God is still there and He understands
  • of the wisdom that comes from God Have a blessed and memorable birthday !!! LYN. Visit Spiritually Unequal Marriage for more TT posts.

7 comments:

Denise May 14, 2009 at 12:49 AM  

Such a lovely thankful post.

Melissa May 14, 2009 at 5:18 AM  

Thanks for sharing this insight. There's so much to learn from the book of Ruth.

Laurie Ann May 14, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

Oh, this was so sweet! Steve and I recited that portion and a little more from the book of Ruth during our wedding to each other. Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

Christy May 14, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

That is a huge amount of trust isn't it...thanks for sharing!

shopannies May 14, 2009 at 6:13 PM  

truly a great thankful post we will start a bible lesson series on esther and I can not wait my grandmother loved to study ruth I believe she learned about herself and what she wanted to achieve

Rita T. May 14, 2009 at 6:28 PM  

Great post. Ruth shows all of us that we can and should extend great love to our in-laws. Have a great weekend!

Lynn May 19, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

I love the book of Ruth. What a neat post for your TT.

I am finally getting over to your place for Thankful Thursday…. Last week. Yikes, I am a bit behind. Thank you for honoring the Lord with your Thankful heart. I will see you again this Thursday. Hugs

PS. I forgot the computer tip last week but have a good one for this week.

 

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