Wednesday, January 30, 2008

where you go ...


i have always loved the book of Ruth ... and i've always admired Ruth's commitment to the family she married into ... just like when we "marry into" God's family, by placing our faith in Jesus, The Messiah ... i want to keep going on that path - towards a land i've never seen before ... yet a land that will be my forever home ... that land? heaven ...


But Ruth said:

“ Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.

Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The LORD do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.”

Ruth 1: 16 & 17

14 comments:

Mari said...

I have always loved that story too, but never applied it to our Christian walk - I like it!

Pat said...

I've always loved that verse, and my daughter had that printed on her wedding invitations. I agree, I want to walk that same path, the one that leads to our heavenly home.

Gavin said...

Hi Saija,
It took me a while but here is the URL for the Pain Trial. It might be worth a look.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00390845?recr=open&cond=%22Wounds+and+Injuries%22&rank=44


Looks like a cut and paste job to me!

HOT!! down here today.

Gavin

Anonymous said...

I liked that verse from Ruth and it was part of the vows I made to my husband when we married...now approaching 36 years ago. Trouble was, I did not realize that his people becoming my people was have to be their choice so much as mine. It was not. I was not what they wanted, am not what they want yet. I learned you cannot be kind enough, loving enough, generous enough, compassionate enough for some people. Oh well, I had the right attitude...and that should count with GOD. Some doors we would never be brave enough to enter if we knew what the future held. Good thing we do not. Blessings on you!
Elizabeth

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
I'm full of admiration about the way you're combining pictures and words, be it your own thoughts or quotes.
(and the fonts are swell as well).
The things you share become important to me. They lead me to think and wander about old and new topics,bringing in different angles and points of view.
Thank you for inspiring and sharing.
your Felisol

Penless Thoughts said...

Love the way you tied this very familiar story of Ruth to our Christiam journey of faith.
Susan

Penless Thoughts said...

I just tagged you for the Archive meme. Come check it out.
Susan

Amrita said...

ruth 's tencity and faith are a grear example to me.

Saija said...

mari ... i just starting applying it that way in recent years, and the book as become even sweeter to me!

pat ... and i think the Lord protects us, just as Boaz protected Ruth - on that road to our heavenly home ...

gavin ... i checked out the site, thanx ... and you guys have the heat, while we put another blankie on the beds!!

Elizabeth ... i guess that is why it is a faith walk - He knows what we can handle and when ... blessings backatcha ...

felisol ... you are always so gracious with your words, thank you ... i hope that your mom is doing much better now!

Susan ... that was a neat meme - it will make everyone who responds do some archive diving!

amrita ... me too!

Mimi said...

I have always love the story of Ruth
she is such an example of what we as wifes should be...
love the post...
Mimi

Linda said...

I love Ruth...so romantic. I also love how it ends, seeing how God rewards her faithfulness and her role in the genealogy of our Lord.

Thanks for reminding me of the faithfulness of Ruth.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Ruth is a great book!! She was some woman for sure.
I am still here in Illinois with my parents. Dad is doing so much better. i think the medication is working.
i am going home this coming Monday the 4th..I sure miss my hubby..Sandy

Sara said...

i love ruth too. i am that daughter's of pat's who put that on my wedding invitation!

Saija said...

mimi ... i used to cry, every time i read the passage i posted ... it is so lovely ...

linda ... yes, Ruth stuck to it - even when it must have seemed such a daunting & tiring life ...

Sandy ... hope you get home soon!

sara ... that is a lovely verse for a wedding invite! :o)