Let Me Be Frank… 3-18-20

16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. 
Ruth 1:16
 
“Wherever you go, I will go…”
 
There was a severe famine in the land of Judah so a man moved his family from the only place they had ever known to the land of Moab.  He did what he had to do to keep his family safe.  The man died and his wife was left with two sons.  The two sons married Moabite women and they lived happily ever after for ten years.
 
Then her sons died and the woman was left all alone.  But a glimmer of hope…  The land of Judah had seen great blessing and she was headed back, with her daughters, to her homeland.  But it was not their home.
 
In sadness, she told her beloved daughter-in-laws to go back.  She couldn’t provide for them, she couldn’t promise them husbands to remarry.  It was a bitter goodbye.
 
14 And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi. 15 “Look,” Naomi said to her, “your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.”
Ruth 1:14-15
 
“You should do the same…”
You should go back.  It’s what you know.  It’s what you’ve always done.  It’s where you’re comfortable.  But even in her statements, there was a quiet resolve.
 
“Wherever you go, I will go.”
 
And a life decision has an everlasting impact when the daughter-in-law remarries.
 
Do we say to God, “Wherever You will go, I will go?”  Do we trust Him in the midst of uncertainty?  When we say, “Give us this day our daily bread” are we asking for the promise of salvation and eternal life and nothing more?  Does God “delight in the details of our lives?”  
 
A lot of questions, for sure, and I can’t wait to address them this weekend!  Tune in via livestream and worship with us!  And continue to say the Lord’s Prayer every day!  The more we say it, the more we give God control as we say, “Wherever You go, I will go!”
 
Can’t wait to share this weekend with you!
We are Central… and we’re in this TOGETHER! 
SOLI DEO GLORIA
-F