Bad things seem to happen all the time. When these moments come along for us it is easy for us to move from our foundational beliefs or Christian behaviors in search of something better or different. In today’s story we are encouraged by Ruth as her foundation and status in that world slipped away. She hung close to her mother in-law even when she was encouraged to move on away from her family. The phrase in Ruth 1:16 has encouraged many of people especially through a popular praise song. Be encouraged to spend a few moments reading through this short book in the Bible and discover how God rescues Ruth and changes the world through this one moment in time.
- Go around the room and discuss your first thoughts about the story.