Re:Verse reading–Ruth 2:1-12, 17-23; 4:1-14 (day six)
I am reminded this week that the small things matter. Why tell the story of Ruth? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful, even quaint love story, but why tell it at all? Why is it in the Bible? One of the reasons, I believe, is to remind us that God is deeply involved in our lives, even in the mundane. Or another way to say it is, God is even involved in the mundane to further his redemption story. Ruth’s story is not just a story about personal redemption, it is a story about God’s redemption of the world.
So, never forget that God is engaged in your simple daily interactions with others; your simple story fits into God’s grand narrative of redemption.