But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go, I will go, and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”

Ruth 1:16

To make a foreign small town her home, when to be a young widow was to be vulnerable and poor, and to adopt another religion—Ruth certainly had courage. How much Naomi must have told (and shown) her of the character of the God of Israel! May we speak with full confidence in our God, in a godless world.

Daily Reading: Ezekiel 47