Naomi, her husband and their two sons had left their home years before, traveling to what they thought would be a better life for all of them. Instead, Naomi’s husband and two sons died in the foreign land. Naomi and her daughters in law were on their own.
Both daughters in law offered words of comfort to Naomi. Both spoke words of encouragement to her. But Ruth backed up her words with actions.
Ruth not only told Naomi how much she meant to her and that she would be there for whenever she needed someone…she showed her. Ruth left everything of her former life to become Naomi’s support, both emotionally and financially.
The sincerity of Ruth’s words shone through when she supported them with her actions.
Just don’t watch what you say, show it.
Originally posted October 16, 2013