Ruth – God’s saving plan
Ruth was an ordinary woman who had grown up ignorant of God and was the least likely candidate to play a significant part in God’s saving plan, yet that is just what happened. If this ordinary woman’s story teaches us nothing else, it is a lesson in God’s love and willingness to take those from the very margins and use them to further his plan for humankind. Just as he used Ruth as part of his great plan, he will use us, however unlikely that may seem. We all have a part to play in the bringing in of his Kingdom; like pieces of a jigsaw, we are each a part of the final picture, without it the picture is incomplete.