You know who Naomi is, you’ve heard of her in the story of Ruth in the Old Testament.
This story takes place in the time of the Judges, just a couple of generations before King David, a time when there was a great drought in the land of Israel.
She followed her husband to a land she did not know, into a culture she could not accept, and a religion she could not follow. She was alone there in her world. The Bible only tells us of her husband and their two sons. Daughters would have given her companionship, but she seemed to have none.
During their ten years in Midian, she gained two daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth. She also lost her husband and both sons within those ten years, gaining only those two daughters. Those are a lot of major losses in a short time span.
She was bitter. She was lonely. She was likely afraid, as well.[Read more…] about Naomi: There’s More to This Story