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Home can be such an important part of our lives, providing a sense of security and stability. But what happens when one’s home changes, whether by choice or not? Does the comfort of home change, too?
A story in the Bible in the book of Ruth gives such a good illustration of finding true home. After Ruth married, she left her family to live with her husband’s family. After her husband died, her mother-in-law, Naomi, gave Ruth her blessing to return to her family. We might assume this would also mean a return to the comfort of a more familiar culture. But Ruth said she would stay with Naomi.
To me, this points to a higher sense of home, unconfined by location and governed by God, Love. And it was Ruth’s pure trust in God that led her forward with Naomi to meet Boaz, a man who recognized Ruth’s goodness and not only helped to provide food and home for the women, but eventually became Ruth’s husband.
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From the readers
Christine Weller, Diane Grubbs
Guilty or innocent?
Charlene Anne Miller
Learn to defend yourself … spiritually
Carol Coykendall Raner
A guest of God
Heidi K. Van Patten
A financial mistake rectified through prayer
You can catch angels!
Anger healed, pain eliminated
S. P. James
Protection from a violent attack—and forgiveness
Pain from fall gone; growth healed
Wouldn’t you have done the same?
Mari G. de Milone
Saudi Arabia hands women the keys
The Monitor’s Editorial Board
True womanhood has no limitations
Mary Alice Rose
The Jerusalem we can all call home