Here's my sermon from the past weekend in 10 tweets.
1/ Haven't you seen the documentary film series on the dangers of time travel? Back to the Future.
2/ Ruth is a book about the providence of God. He's not bound by the past or the future, but works out his plan in his time and in his wisdom
3/ Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. (Piper)
4/ God’s providence calls for action and invites engagement in his purposes.
5/ The moral is that we have work to do because God is at already at work on his purposes, and he invites us to act and engage for his purposes
6/ Waiting is sometimes the hardest work, but God is at work in the waiting.
7/ By the end of chap. 2, they are still poor and widowed and extremely vulnerable.
8/ You can't hurry God.
9/ When we have to wait, we learn to depend on God right now.
10/ Waiting may sometimes be the hardest work, but it's not the wasted work of worry.