AMTH – February 2010
The Discovery series booklet “Ruth and Hannah Learning to Walk by Faith” by Alice Matthews depict the beautiful story of three women struggles to overcome their loss. Naomi and her two sons accompanied her husband Elimelech to a land of the unknown. Naomi suffered the loss of her husband and eventually the loss of her two sons leaving her in the hands of her daughter-in-law. She decided to return to her homeland and encouraged her daughter-in-laws to return to their father’s homes as well. Naomi held God responsible for her loss, and had no desired to be call Naomi, meaning “pleasant” or “lovely” instead she directed others to call “Mara” which mean bitter. In life we encounter loss in many different forms and demonstrate the same attitude as Naomi; however we must understand that in the midst of our loss God is always working to restore us and make us whole again. This booklet is sure to inspire and encourage those suffering loss, to trust that God will see us through the tough times.
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