“Naomi’s God”

On May 14, Mother’s Day, Pastor Katy preaches on Ruth 1:2-5, 14-18.

Mother’s Day is a day when we celebrate all the women in our lives, but written by men in a patriarchal era, we catch only rare glimpses of the lives of women in biblical times. One of these glimpses comes in the story of Naomi, where three unrelated widows struggle to figure out which path to follow in their grief. One woman returns to her family’s home, but the other two find themselves clinging to one another as they find a new normal and redefine what family and faith will be for them.