On Sunday morning Ben started a series going through Matthew and he started with the genealogy of Jesus. This week in the notes we are looking at some of the people in that genealogy – many of the people have stories that are quite fascinating – worth a look!!
Ruth 1:16 NIV
 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
Here is another of Jesus’s ancestors – this time a foreigner and a woman but one who had realised that following God was better than anything her world had to offer. She was going to stick with Naomi whose God she had come to recognise. This is a great story of love and redemption and gives hope for anyone going through hard times.
Lord Jesus, you had time for the lonely, the poor, the sick and the powerless and sometimes we feel like that and so we look to you. Help us to have Ruth’s clear commitment to a God who pours out such blessing!