I know of the story; it wasn't my first time reading it, but I thought of something different this time through.
Naomi lost a lot in her life here on Earth, and she became Mara. The story continues that she welcomed a child and was Naomi because of Ruth. The story continues that she was in the lineage of Jesus and how amazing that is.
But did Naomi live long enough to know she was in the lineage of Jesus? We often talk about these people and how they were in the lineage of Jesus and talk about their character from it, but really they had no idea when they were living their offspring would continue to Jesus.
So I relate it back to me; how long will I have an impact on people after I leave this Earth? My redemption through Jesus is enough for me. I don't need to know the future impact I could have, just the impact that Jesus has on my life. Naomi was changed with her grandchild, no because she knew she was in Jesus' lineage.
I finished this book this morning. I liked the book and the points she made were valuable and useful. I struggled with her writing style some and nodded off on occasion while reading. Her writing style and wording made me feel like it was taking awhile to get to the point and the humor sometimes seemed out of place for me, but I valued the insight she had and tried to connect it to my life.
Ruth had her six month appointment today. She weighed in at 15 pounds 6 ounces. She was 27 inches long, but the doctor thought the measurement may have been a little long. I forgot her paintworkt at the doctor's office today after getting her shots and trying to get out the door.She's doing well though!
As a parent, and as a person, I need to remember that even if I don't think something is a big deal, that doesn't make it a big deal to the others dealing with it. I need to empathize and help them through y find hard.
The fights my kids have, they matter to them. I need to remember that.
Lord, help me speak peace and love to others. A men.
Caleb and Caden's bedroom now houses their Great Grandma Goldie's drop leaf table. Grandma Barb gave it to us. I wasn't sure at first what we were going to do with another table, then I realized we could upgrade the Lego table!They used to have a toddler sized table in their room for legos and things, but now they get a big kids sized table and a lot more room! Caleb is our big Lego fan and he's really enjoying it. And they have a piece if family history with them too.