Friday, February 27, 2009

I Want What She's Having!

Today's devotion can be read over at Laced with Grace. I have the awesome privilege to be part of their awesome devotional team.

I Want What She Has!
When I think of love, I not only think of God, Who is love, but I think about the love we have for family and friends. This brings to mind the story of Ruth and Naomi. They were two women from two very different cultures who became in-laws first, then loving and faithful friends.

After their husbands died, Naomi told her daughters –in- law to go back to their homeland and families. We see where one did obey Naomi and tearfully said her goodbyes. Ruth on the other hand had built a relationship with Naomi. She saw something in Naomi that she desired more than anything and in probably one of the most touching passages of Scripture, Ruth pleads with her mother-in-law to allow her to go back with Naomi to her homeland:

“Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.” (Ruth 1:16, 17).

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Angela said...

Just wanted to give you the heads up precious sister that I have added you to Fearless Friday meme and shared your link ((hugs))

The power of prayer that God has given us is SUCH a precious gift.

Aunt Angie said...

I will head on over! THANK you for the card "pray-it-say-it"---It was perfectly timed!

YOu are a blessing! LOVE YOU!!!