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“I will do whatever you say,” Ruth answered.
This is the story of Ruth the Moabite, who left her country to travel back to Bethlehem where her Jewish mother-in-law Naomi was originally from. There had been a famine in Israel, and Naomi, her husband, and their two sons moved into forbidden territory to find food. While in Moab, the two sons married foreign women. In time, the two sons died as did Naomi’s husband, Elimelek. Naomi, a broken woman, told the two daughters-in-law that she was going back to Bethlehem, but Ruth begged to go with her. Once there, Naomi instructed Ruth on how to find a husband and a life. Ruth said, “I will do whatever you say.” In time, Ruth met and married one of the wealthiest Jewish men in the area, and they had a son named Obed. He became the father of Jesse, who was the father of King David.
This story of Ruth is a shining example of “The Power Of A Willing Heart.” Jesus came from the lineage of Ruth the Moabite. How amazing is this story, which began the most powerful biblical legacy of a woman who was not of Jewish descent in the history of humankind? How did it happen? Ruth just kept saying yes. She said yes to a Jewish young man when he asked her to marry him. She said yes to Naomi, returning with her to Naomi’s country instead of staying on her own after her young husband died. She said yes to Naomi’s direction. Finally, she said yes she would marry the man no one believed would marry her. Ruth had a willing heart. Her willing heart brought about the birth of Jesus Christ down the road of her legacy. Get used to saying yes to Jesus, and soon you will discover “The Power Of A Willing Heart.”
This AM I’ll say, “Yes Lord Yes, to Your will and to Your way.” This is my heart always. Help me to keep it that way. Amen