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So, here I am, single for yet another Valentine’s Day, waiting (not so) patiently for God to decide that it’s my turn for love. He willingly committed to working for her for seven years, but the years passed so quickly because of his great love for her!As I began to think about Valentine’s Day, I reflected on some of the amazing love stories in scripture. As a kid, I loved the story of Isaac and Rebekah, how Abraham sent his servant off in search of a woman for his son. And his devastation when she passed away during Benjamin’s birth. (Never mind there’s all kinds of dysfunction in the story, but Jacob truly had an unconditional love for his Rachel…the kind of love every woman wants.) But perhaps one of my all-time favorite biblical love stories is the story of Ruth and Boaz. Her life has not turned out anything like she planned.And in choosing to take the high road, people began to talk about her. I can’t even start to imagine how difficult it must have been as an outsider. She was at home in this land, a land that didn’t know or serve the God of Israel.

Then she continued working with them through the wheat harvest in early summer. I’m sure there were days when she questioned her decision, when it seemed this season would never end. 18 She carried it back into town and showed it to her mother-in-law. She even blessed Naomi with a grandson, restoring joy to her broken heart ().

And all the while she lived with her mother-in-law. I’m certain there were days when the thought of throwing it all away and returning to Moab, to the comforts of her homeland, had to cross her mind. Ruth also gave her the roasted grain that was left over from her meal. Ruth’s heart was set on giving, on doing for others. She had an inner beauty that she cultivated on a daily basis. This life is not about what we can get, but about what we can give.

When under pressure, Ruth made the decision of commitment, of following the hard path that took her away from everything familiar to her. But it meant that Naomi ended up a childless widow in a foreign land.

She showed an extraordinary kindness to her mother-in-law, despite knowing it could sentence her to spending the rest of her life as a poor, penniless widow. And, it was hard enough for a widow to survive in her own land.

I’ve watched so many friends walk through divorce or death of a spouse and remarry…while I continue to walk alone.

I often wonder why God blesses others with someone while I continue without anyone by my side.

She will give up the only life she has ever known, and she will travel to a foreign country.

She is determined to walk with her mother-in-law, to support her, to worship the same God she has seen Naomi faithfully worship all these years.

I have heard how you left your father and mother and your own land to live here among complete strangers.

Ruth 2:1-12 Ruth had no idea what she was walking into!

I know a lot of friends who have chosen to actively pursue a dating relationship. They make time to go out with friends and get involved with different social circles. First, as a solo parent with three teen/pre-teen children, a job, a growing ministry, and all of my other responsibilities, I rarely have time to go out and meet people. I feel God telling me repeatedly that he sees me and that I simply need to trust him.

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