Rev. Stacey M. Cox
Can you imagine Elimelech and Naomi's story in the era of social media? Elimelech not only failed miserably when he relocated his family to Moab, but his account has been published for us all to read and evaluate. Who would ever envy his reputation? Now add the advent of the Internet to his fiasco. Aren't you glad our failures to date haven't been published for the world to scrutinize, tweet, post and re-post?
One can't help but wonder if Naomi was thinking "Why me?" on her walk back to Bethlehem with Ruth. "Lord, why?" We can relate. But what if it's not about us? What if the failure and pain are in part about God's divine ripples touching others? Sunday we continue on with Naomi and Ruth. Hope you will join us!