Ruth 2:1-3

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Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.

And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.”

Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek. - Ruth 2:1-3

Dear Lord of all things,

I love how your writer put it in this story, "As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz." It turned out that way because you were guiding her life.  It looked like she and Naomi were in charge making decisions to help themselves survive.  But you were behind it all!  How you must have smiled as your plan unfolded.  How you delight in surprising your children! How you love us so singly!  I smile with happiness for Ruth and Naomi when I read this part of the story because I see their lives turning around even before they do.  I wonder what you are smiling at as you see me gleaning in my neighborhood today.  I wonder what plans you are fulfilling for me and this world because of what you are doing in my life.  I can't wait to see your story envelope mine.  Thank you for being the God who surprises his family. 


Pastor Don Patterson

There is always reason to have hope when you know God is orchestrating every turn in your road.