Last week, Pastor Travis shared with us that the story of Ruth is the Story of God and highlights the generous, giving, mission-driven heart of God the Father for his people. He reminded us that our hope is founded in the truth that God loves us, is with us, and is for us - and that because of that hope, our lives are changed from "suffering" to "blessing."
As we continue the story of Ruth, we begin to see a change in the narrative: Naomi is beginning to move past her bitterness and anger at God and Ruth is being blessed by Boaz beyond hope and expectation. In this message, Pastor Travis reminds us that the story of Ruth is the story of God: that we are "blessed to be a blessing" because our heavenly Father is a God who blesses. Travis reminds us that God loves us and has chosen us to be his family, and because God gave the ultimate blessing of his Son and Spirit, we are motivated to "faithful work, loving deeds, and hope that endures."