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RUTH1:6 : Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab
for she had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread.
A Christian man took his eyes off God and committed a crime. He was arrested and served a sevenyear sentence in a penal institution. Through an encounter with a Barnabas-like pastor, however, this
man was led to know the restorative power of the blood of Jesus Christ. On the flyleaf of his Bible he
wrote, “The soul that comes to Jesus through failure, shame, or pain, by His wondrous love and
mercy may soar as high again.”
The famine that God sent on Israel had brought a great deal of pain. It had been the primary
motivation for Elimelech and his family to migrate to Moab. But for those who remained in the land,
this tribulation apparently accomplished its purpose. The people repented of their sins and turned to
God. For His part, God graciously restored their food supply. As the reports of Israel’s recovery
reached Moab, Naomi’s desire was turned back toward her home land. Although God still had work to
do in her heart, this decision was the first step in her restoration to Him.
When we have sinned and turned our backs on God, the Lord often sends chastening events into our
lives. As our hearts are brought to the breaking point, we sometimes wonder if God will receive us
back. Is it possible for someone who has dwelt in a distant land for many years to come home again?
The answer is always yes. Even though our sins are like scarlet, they can be washed white as snow
Have you wandered away from God? Have you been away too long? Do you fear what His response
will be if you return to Him? Take heart. Jesus said, “The one who comes to Me I will by no means
cast out”(John 6:37).Confess your sins, place them under the blood of Christ, and turn yourself
toward home.

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