The Book of Ruth portrays the beautiful character of Naomi’s daughter-in-law named Ruth. When all the men in their family died, and famine was getting worse in Moab, Naomi decided to return to her native Israel. Ruth insisted in going with her saying, “your people shall be my people and your God my God”. Ruth not only went back with Naomi, she was also willing to go the extra mile for her mother-in-law. As a Moabite, she put herself in danger and humiliation when she gleaned wheat in the field of an Israelite. Ruth humbled herself and kept going the extra mile so she and Naomi could eat and live. The story ended…continue reading..
I have been privileged and honored to have known Ophelia, my dear sister in the Lord. In the few times we’ve been together, I have seen God’s marvelous grace at work in her life. She will continue to inspire me even if she is no longer with us. For truly the “The righteous will be remembered forever” (Psalm 112:6).
She gave up a prestigious career as a medical doctor (and became the family doctor of the many), so she could care and raise up her two boys by herself. Her support to her pastor-husband was unparalled. She was the “Tabitha” of the church she loved so well. In the few times I saw her in their church, I witnessed her untiring…continue reading..