This year for my Bible reading I decided to do something different and read the Bible through Chronologically. It has been really interesting. Soon I'll be starting first and second Samuel, Kings and Chronicles. Some of the Psalms will also be in there. I'm looking forward to reading through them as they happened. Another thing I know will be great will be the Gospels, but that's a little while off yet. This morning I read Ruth. Who doesn't love Ruth? She and Joseph have always been my favorite Bible characters. I am for sure a hopeless romantic and will never tire of the beautiful story of Ruth, though I've heard it countless times. This morning, I was touched by the faithfulness of God. Naomi had been through so much, and had become bitter. She had so many major bumps in the road, and felt God had forgotten her. Yet that was not the case at all. I focused this morning on the change in Naomi's attitude as she saw God become real and personal to her once again. We can't help but rejoice with her in God's faithfulness. Sometimes I like to just read the words of hymns, so I have included the words below. May this special weekend be blessed as we rejoice that He is not dead, but alive, and He is daily loving, providing, and comforting us in a way that only our Faithful Saviour can!
"Great is Thy faithfulness," O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
"Great is Thy faithfulness!" "Great is Thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
"Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!