No Life is Ordinary

David Writes...

Many of us find our lives busy with ‘ordinary’ things like family, work, hobbies etc.  Sometimes it’s hard to see the bigger picture, but sometimes it’s the smaller things of life that get wrapped up into the big picture.

For my daily Bible reading this month, I’m spending time looking at the short book of Ruth (just four chapters, well worth reading), set over 1000 years before the time of Jesus.  Early in the book, both Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi are widowed while staying in a foreign land.  As they face various challenges, Ruth decides to stand by and travel with her mother-in-law despite the fact that they come from different countries and different generations.  Just in the small details, there are lots of hints of how to care for people in need.

But by the end of the book, Ruth meets a man (Boaz), gets married and in the process becomes the great grandmother of the future king David.  So the ‘ordinary’ details of her life become part of the big picture of what God is doing.

If your life, sometimes feels ‘ordinary’, I hope you’ll reflect that God can still be at work in you and through you.