It was a time not unlike our own. When the judges ruled, the nation of Israel indulged in radical individualism, frequent wars, idol worship, and more.
In the Book of Ruth, Naomi—her family of four having fled a famine only to suffer devastating losses—returns home, grieving and accompanied by Ruth, her Moabite daughter-in-law. Naomi thought she had nothing left, but God surprised her with His faithfulness in the midst of her crisis of faith. He brought joy from grief, fullness from emptiness, and a birth that continued the line through which Christ, the Son of God, would be born generations later.
In today’s world of pain and confusion, wars and displaced people, a pandemic and its isolation, and so much more, people are looking for home in a world of constant change.
In Refuge, the newest 6-part Bible study in our Biblical Characters series, we will see how God used a grieving widow, a faithful foreigner, and a man of standing to show us that ultimately, we find our refuge, our true Home, in Him.
To learn more or get your copy of Refuge: Finding Home in a World of Change today, click here!
Finding True Refuge: Ministry in Ukraine
Boris Volkov shares the painful, harrowing, and ultimately grace-filled journey that he and his family have experienced since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Though he had to leave his home, Boris did not leave behind God’s call on his life to ministry. God immediately began opening up doors for Boris to teach Refuge to displaced Ukrainians across Europe.
Let’s learn to pray expectantly—not expecting what we want on our earthly terms, but expecting God to move according to His perfect timing in ways bigger than we can imagine. His ways might even too big for us to understand until we reach eternity.