Yesterday I decided to read the first chapter of Ruth with my two friends via a phone call. They took turns reading and I read some too. One of the friends had to leave the call sooner than planned, so the other friend and I discussed it further. She said she likes to read these stories and she feels like she is in the story. Her mother in law died 6 years ago and she said she was a very kind woman who prayed a lot. This friend has also read the story of Rahab with me and really liked it. I see Ruth as a good book to read together with our friends who are in transition of moving to a new country. The one friend who left the call early is moving to Canada within the next 9 months or so. I also shared Psalm 91:4 and the word refuge and refugee. She really liked it and told her.
(This question is submitted by Sarah MN - a paraphrase) "I was telling the story of the woman caught in adultery to a friend of mine, and I wondered why under Moses's law, this woman would have been killed. Where was God's love? Why did Jesus not condemn her, but his own law (God's law) did? Why does God seem so different in the Old Testament than in the New Testament?"