Now, for this week's installment of our a 2 z 4 u & me meme,
the letter O.
The letter O is brought to you by Orpah.
Orpah and Ruth were in the midst of something huge in their lives. Was it pleasant? Nope. Were they where they wanted to be, doing what they wanted to do? Not a chance. Their husbands were dead and they were with their mother-in-law on the way to The Promised Land. The land of promise. The land of blessing. But all Orpah saw was all she was leaving behind her.
But who's the one we always remember in this story? Orpah? No, it's Ruth. Ruth, who stepped out in obedience. And look at the blessing she stepped into--a people who loved her and adopted her, a husband and a son who went down in history as being King David's grandfather.
Can you tell I've been reading genealogy lately so Old Testament names are fresh in my mind? LoL.
The letter O is also brought to you today by Oholiab, the man God appointed and equipped to help craft the furnishings and ornaments of the Tabernacle. I love stories (Biblical accounts) of when God not only called people to a work, but equipped them! And thank goodness, Oholiab obeyed, and look at the outcome: the Tabernacle was built and "decorated" as God wanted. Oholiab was used by God.
|My daring, outrageous cat, FlufferNut.|
Oholiab gives me courage. Ruth gives me courage and reminds me to take the steps of faith and to obey. So when given the choice to go or stay--go with God. He'll lead you to The Promised Land.
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