Today‚Äôs message is based on Ruth 2:8-17 and is titled ‚ÄúFinding Hope In A Broken World.‚ÄĚ
We see in this passage a woman who experienced great suffering, profound loss. Ruth was a young widow, childless. Her circumstances were bleak. Though she had returned to the land of Israel with her mother-in-law, they were experiencing poverty and hunger. To be without a man was to be without hope in that time in history. So she was without a man and she was with a woman who was without a man so they were doubly cursed in that sense. But in this passage, she wondrously finds hope in the kindness and generosity of a man whom she will later discover is her kinsman redeemer.