WHEN YOU’RE UP TO NOTHING – GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING

I am reminded of the story of Ruth in the Bible – a childless, young widow who did not have hope but yet felt a stirring deep within her to cling to her mother-in law. She refused to go back to her parents but chose to remain with the mother of her late husband. Naomi her mother-in law, was so embittered with the loss of her two sons and her husband that she saw no hope in her situation. (RUTH 1:20) Naomi was an older woman, the age where she was expected to bounce her grandchildren on her knee, but instead – her life was empty and full of bitterness. She saw no way out. The younger Ruth heeded to the yearnings of her heart. She went through the loss of her husband but yet she displayed unselfishness by choosing to remain with her mother in law.