The OT Book of Ruth: Finding God’s Fingerprints When Life Falls Apart
Location: Meeting in Person at the Home of Raju and Gottapu, located in the Charles Village neighborhood close to the JH Homewood Campus
Time: TBA (We’ll send a survey to determine availability)
Leaders: Raju email@example.com; Gottapu firstname.lastname@example.org; and BJ email@example.com
In a culture where a woman’s identity and security rest upon her relationships with men, widowed Ruth and Naomi have none. Ruth risks everything, uprooting from her motherland to follow the Lord and care for Naomi, her traumatized Jewish mother-in-law. In Bethlehem, the young migrant’s bold initiative brings her face-to-face with Boaz, a godly and influential landowner. God’s fingerprints are unmistakably displayed as the three engage in life’s ordinary events, such as work and meals. Their fellow villagers join in celebrating Ruth’s inclusion within their community. As channels of the Lord’s hospitality, healing, compassion, and care, God’s people in Bethlehem picture the sacrificial love of Jesus. In our four-part series, we’ll see how the Lord weaves our seemingly small acts of faithfulness into His global redemptive purposes. He transforms our everyday acts of kindness into spiritual productivity and purpose in ways that transcend our lifetimes.