Ruth was a woman from the country of Moab. She married Mahlon after his family emigrated there to escape the famine. Mahlon’s father died in the journey to Moab. After Mahlon died Ruth’s mother in law Naomi instructed her to go back to her own family in Bethlehem without her. Naomi was by herself because Mahlon’s brother Chilion also died.
Naomi told Ruth and Chilion’s wife Orpah that she would be going back to her town of Bethlehem where she used to live and that she and Orpah should return to their families. Ruth did not want Naomi to be alone so she decided to join Naomi on her trip back to Bethlehem. She did not want Naomi to be by herself after her husband’s tragic death.
While in Bethlehem Ruth made a living for herself and her mother in law by gleaning kernels from barley harvests. Which is a very tough job. Then one day Ruth met the owner of a field named Boaz. Naomi persuaded Ruth to marry Boz. Ruth then had a son called Obed who was father to King David.
The story of Ruth shows us the beauty of female leadership. Ruth could have went back to her family and relied on their help. But she went along with Naomi making a living for themselves by gleaning kernels from the barley harvests. She wanted to go after her goal which was to help Naomi out.
So all of the women reading this can be Ruth. They can be leaders. A women from Saudi Arabia can be a Crew Chief in Nascar. Women can be a welding supervisor at their local factory. A woman can lead her family full time at home. She can be a stay at home mom if she wants to. She doesn’t have to climb the career ladder to be accomplished. Because raising a family from the ground up is already quite the tall task. Vertical farming a family is a major accomplishment in it’s own right.