More often than not when we dust for God’s fingerprints, we come up with the prints of one of his image bearers. Is God working in the fields of Bethlehem? Yes, but what is visible to our eyes is Ruth, bending over the cut grain, and Boaz and his workers making sure she gets as much as she can carry. But the story contains even more powerful and touching evidences of God’s hand at work through his image bearers. (Carolyn James, The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules)
Yesterday as we continued our series on the book of Ruth we explored the relationship between God’s providential guidance and our human activity. In this rich narrative, both Naomi and Boaz prayed for God’s provision for Ruth and then discovered that they had a significant role in becoming answers to their own prayers.
This week how might God be inviting you to become the answer to someone’s prayer? Or perhaps become the answer to your own prayers? How can you take your faith in Christ and translate it into acts of faithfulness in the places you live, learn, work and play?
Here is our complete worship flow:
- Hosanna (Paul Baloche)
- Your Love Never Fails (Chris McClarney)
- Blessed Be the Name of the Lord (Matt Redman)
- Rescue (Jared Anderson)
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (Ruth 3)
- Your Mighty Hand (Saint Lewis)
You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this past weekend in worship at The Worship Community.