I think she shouted it. I can hear her. “Call me Mara! Don’t you dare call me Naomi. There is no beauty in me.
Naomi saw God’s hand as a gavel, bringing judgement on her life. Now, with hindsight, we can see that His hand was delivering His power into her life.
But Boaz saw what she had endured, not what she had lost.
To my surprise, my suffering didn’t scare them. My anger didn’t make them run. And when I fell, they were there, strong enough to carry me.
We can learn from Ruth’s story three ways that the enemy will attempt to convince you to turn from your kairos moment and take the other path.
Your past hurt and trials have created in you perseverance and resilience, but you can’t see any of this unless you take off the veil.
Your blessing will come through the hand of another – be open. Undoubtedly, you will also be the hand that delivers a blessing to another – be willing.