The beauty of spring is that it offers a time to wake up what has been frozen and lifeless. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. To see the fresh blades of greens pushing up past areas still covered with scorched brown earth is the tell-tale signs that change is coming. Just as the season change, change comes for us all.
Naomi was one woman accustomed to changes. She left her home country with a husband and sons only to return a childless widow. Naomi said she went away full but came back empty. Oh, how the season changed. Her life looked nothing like it did when it started. She was back in a familiar place but in unfamiliar circumstances. Have you found yourself back at square one again? Starting over can feel like an insurmountable feat, but God remains faithful to us in each season of our journey. But with God’s help, we can begin again. And he often sends along the unlikeliest companions to render aid when we need it, as he did for Naomi. Ruth 1:22 says, so Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabites, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning. Who would have expected Ruth to walk alongside Naomi so faithfully? Through Ruth’s companionship and God’s faithfulness, Naomi was led back to a place of fullness of again.
Our life is full of ebbs and flows, BUT God remains our constant in changing seasons. We can trust that He will not leave us empty. Where do you find yourself in this season of your life?
Are there places you need to be refilled? Is there someone in your life God is calling you to come alongside and be as Ruth was to Naomi, a faithful companion?
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that there is a purpose in every season of our lives. Thank you that you will not leave us in barren places. Help us to remain connected to you, the true vine, so that we may produce much fruit. Thank you for those you have called us to be in fellowship. In Jesus name, Amen.
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