Why don’t more young girls today talk about Ruth, Esther or even Mary?Do the lives of these biblical heroines have anything to say to our young girls today? The answer to that is a resounding “YES!”. These stories are literally drenched in the sovereignty of God. Naomi and her family travelled all the way to Moab to make history with a young girl named Ruth. And of course Esther rose to be God’s servant “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14). Young girls can take comfort in knowing that God has a plan for each and every one of us. A plan to give us a hope and a future (Jer 29:11). In addition to sovereignty there is obedience and perseverance in how Ruth, Esther and Mary persisted in the face of fear and uncertainty. Commitment to the purpose the Lord had placed on them.
This Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, let us meditate on His nature and be guided by it as it lights our paths. Let us lift up His sovereignty, obedience, integrity and perseverance and lift them up as a model for our daily walk. There are none of us beyond the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. That is what Ruth tells young girls today. She was introduced to God through Naomi and "clinged" to the promises of God (Ruth 1:14-16) of which she was a part. Ruth is the great Grandmother of King David in the lineage of Jesus Christ. The biblical accounts of these heroines fortify that we do not have to worry. We trust in the Lord for where God purposes He equips. So... What is God's plan for you? What will be your story and how will it glorify His Story?