Today we begin a short (four sermons) study of the Book of Ruth. It is quite well known, but we can learn a lot from the timeless study of a family that left Bethlehem in Judah for the land of Moab and fell on hard times and tragedy. Today, we meet the most famous characters in the story, two widows in the days when it was dangerous and nearly automatic poverty to be a widow. The younger widow (Ruth) learns and teaches us much of faith and God’s kindness and faithfulness.

 

Pastor Van Engen