Ruth 1: 1-5

Stories don’t have to be lengthy to be meaningful. Sometimes, a few pages or even a few words speak volumes. That is true of the first 5 verses of Ruth. They are brief, but they tell a meaningful – and tragic – story. But the point of the story is not to elicit sadness, but to call forth repentance – and to call out for salvation. For this story is connected to a larger story: God’s redemptive story.