Wow.

10/11/2011

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I feel like I haven't actually blogged in FORever. 
So I should really catch you up on my life.
But I'm not going to.
Instead:
I've been thinking about Ruth and Naomi lately. Mainly Ruth [a gal in the Bible] who told Naomi [the mother of Ruth's late husband]:
Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.

Ruth shows such devotion to a woman she is no longer tied to! In fact, Naomi is urging her to go back to her family before Ruth pours her heart out to her. I've been wondering if I will ever feel such devotion to another person, or even have such devotion in my heart. 
That's the true wonderings here, not so much the person to whom this passion is placed upon, but the passion itself. 

The part that hits home to me so forcefully is "and your God my God". My God has always been my God. He is amazing and wonderful and the maker of the universe. We go hand in hand and I will follow Him anywhere because with Him I have dreams and love and such an amazing connection. Us two walking together has always been the picture in my head and it has helped to bring my heart peace when people come and go, because that is how a journey works. 
At times there are travelers who walk by your side but only for a time, because no one will be by your side for the entire thing, it just isn't possible. Everyone has their own path to walk. So when friends go away to college or get really busy with work, or even more half way across the country, I know that even though we don't remain on the same path I will always have the memories we had while we walked together. 

So the idea of joining together with someone till death and maybe not even then? 
Giving up my idea of God to join hands and accept their idea of God? Where they die I die!?!

My point: I have this idea of God, this picture in my mind. And it's changing the more people I meet, and in some places it gets stronger and in some places I have more questions. Passionate devotion and trust like Ruth had for Naomi are new concepts to me, and I absolutely love that. In new things I grow, and I am loving my roots branching out!
 


03/30/2012 00:09

Great info, thx

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