Only The Woman Was Left
Bible Text: Ruth 1:1-17 | Preacher: Nathan Willard | Series: Narrative Lectionary Year 2
Our story has taken us from creation, through struggle, out of bondage, beyond the wandering in the desert and the into the attempt to have humans interpret God’s laws. This has led to famine in the land, with a family fleeing from Bethlehem into Moab. When Naomi, an Israelite woman, is left without a husband or sons to protect her in the patriarchy of the ancient near east. But her question, worries, and desperation are found all around us today. How can we respond?