Daily Words of Encouragement
By Priest Knight Scopas Juma Kamonde
Our Verse of Today (16/11/2017)
“When Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of His people by providing food for them, she and her daughters –in-law prepared to return home from there.” (Ruth 1: 6)
The Title of Our Today’s Topic: The Life of Refugees and Migrants
The event of the previous mentioned verse took place during the reign of Judges when the famine that took place during the time of Naomi was over.
From our verse of today we can learn these very important and valuable points:
1. Naomi had left the land of Israel to Moab together with her husband and two sons because of the famine that took place during that times but unfortunately she came back without them because they all died there – might be because she was God’s fearing woman and the others were not so.
2. When Naomi was still in the land of Moab, her mind and heart were in Israel that was why she was following the news of her country as a result for that she managed to hear that the Lord had come to the aid of His people by providing food for them.
3. Shortly after Naomi got the good news of God’s blessings in her land, she had decided to go back home without any hesitation why? Because her mind and heart were already there. But she didn’t come back alone because one of her daughters in law, who was called Ruth, had insisted to go back with her and of course both of them came back to the land of Israel together.
My dear fellow Christians in general, for some circumstances we can live outside our countries and if it happens to be so let us be like Naomi whose mind and heart were in her land while she was still abroad by following the news of her country and at last she came back when things changed from bad to good – do you know what happened because of her return back to the land of Israel? Through her daughter in law Ruth, King David had come as a blessed man of God! Who knows may be from your; knowledge, money, children or whatever you have, something very big may happen to your country and to the entire world when you come back home as God’s fearing person!