The Gospel According to Ruth

Ruth is often misrepresented as a fairytale-like story of two people falling in love. However, the book of Ruth is a masterfully written narrative that helps us to reflect on how present and involved God is in our everyday lives. The book of Ruth is a gift to us as we begin to see how the ordinary and seemingly mundane parts of the story begin to take shape and unfold as part of God’s sovereign plan for redemption. This is not just seen in the main characters of the story but revealed as a piece of the puzzle in God’s larger plan of redemption for all of humanity. To many of us who feel tired from the daily, cyclical grind of everyday life we hope that this study and reflective work through the book of Ruth will help in remembering God’s hand at work as we live our lives in devotion to Him.