And Naomi said “Call me Mara.” (Ruth 1:20) Are you feeling like Naomi?


Most of us are familiar with the Book and story of Ruth. But most of us have more in common with Ruth’s mother-in-law, Naomi. Life had not been very good to Naomi. She had moved to a strange land (Moab) with her husband. She had two sons, both of whom married “local” girls (Moabites), one of them being Ruth. Naomi’s husband and both of her sons died, leaving her with two daughters-in-law, no grandchildren and no relatives in the area. Naomi decided to return to her native Judah simply in an effort to survive.

Although Naomi encouraged both of the daughters-in-law to stay with their families, Ruth returned with her to Bethlehem.

When the two women arrived in Bethlehem, the people said “Can this be Naomi?” (Naomi means pleasant))

Naomi replied:

20 “Dont call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very…

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