Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. – Ruth 1:14
Read this earlier today and it tugged at me.
There are two groups of people: the ones that say good-bye and the ones that refuse to budge.
The ones that say good-bye are not wrong, but perhaps just let their emotions rule over their commitment/convictions.
They may kiss and it may be an outward display of affection – but nothing beats an inward loyalty and resolve.
Clung – remain persistently or stubbornly faithful to
Ruth was persistently, stubbornly faithful to the commitment she had as a daughter-in-law.
Now, I think about myself:
A persistent, stubborn faithfulness to what I committed myself to from the start.
A determined loyalty to a dream and destiny greater than myself.
God, I chose You, I choose You, and I would do the same over and over again…
just like Ruth – let it be said that at the end of it all, I clung to You.
(now back to the tutorials, let’s do thissssss)