“So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest” (Ruth 1:22).
Why does the writer in this book often describe Ruth as the Moabitess? One obvious reason is that the reader should note that God’s plan somehow always incorporates outsiders. God loves to include the excluded, to accept the rejected and to elevate the lowly. His grace remembers the forgotten, seeks the lost and loves the unlovable. He blesses the cursed, strengthens the weak and enriches the poor. Hallelujah! Ruth’s story is the epitome of grace in action. Let yours be equally dramatic. It doesn’t matter how marginalised by your family, community or peers you feel, God shall make room for you. Don’t dwell on your disadvantage. God is not called Omnipotent (Almighty) in vain! Trust Him.