Insignificant

Lonely, sad, fear…the feelings overwhelmed her.  Her family was falling apart.  The only relationship that still mattered to her was about to be severed.  She felt abandoned. 

Where was this God who had done such mighty works among His people?  Why had He turned His back on her family?  How would she survive?  What good could possibly come from this chaos?

In the moment, her life seemed shattered.  It appeared she served no purpose.  Her story would fade into history unnoticed, lost in a sea of obscure lives that mattered not.

Little did she know her story had just begun.  From the ashes of her distress the Lord of the universe was scripting one of the most amazing stories ever written; the book bears her name!

At this dark moment, Ruth could not have envisioned the brightness of the future God had ordained for her.  She would soon cross paths with a man of great wealth and prominence, a man of character from the tribe of Judah.  Ruth will give birth to a son.  Through his lineage will come two of the greatest kings in the history of the world, David and Solomon.

She felt unimportant, without purpose.  It could not have been further from the truth.  Was she important?  Ruth’s life was an integral part of God’s story of redemption and is preserved in His written revelation to mankind.  And, Ruth is one of only three women included in the genealogy of the savior of the world! 

Unimportant and without purpose? I don’t think so.

What about you?  In the midst of your chaos and distress, what do you believe about your story? I wonder if it might be far from the truth.