Each year, after celebrating our Deep Commitments and before moving into the season of Advent, we return to searching Scripture. This year we will draw upon a study by Diane Levy Jacobson & David Vazquez-Levy called Ruth. They write, “Whether following a dream or leaving behind a difficult situation, humans throughout history have followed the pull and push of migration. The incredibly rich story told in the book of Ruth captures the fears, challenges, and hope of those who find themselves pulled away from home and of those who are there when they return. In this book we are invited into the deep emotions and conversations of the three central characters involved in this migration…Through creativity, humor, surprise, and deep challenge, the book of Ruth invites us to realize that boundaries—of creed, space, or culture—are no limit for God’s faithfulness” (Ruth Leader Guide, 8).
- November 5 Where Does Loss Push Us? (Ruth 1.1-18)
- November 12 Where Does Loyalty Pull Us? (Ruth 1.19-2.23)
- November 19 Where Does Risk Take Us? (Ruth 3.1-18)
- November 26 Where Does Hope Lead Us? (Ruth 4.1-22)