Ruth 1:14 – Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. NKJV
There was the sound of crying but one cry was distinctly different. There were two crying but one was crying tears of joy… the other crying tears of sorrow. One cried because the journey of following Christ was too hard, uncomfortable and cost her everything… the other cried because she was being called by God and would gladly suffer to obtain all God had for her. One kissed the promise of God and walked away… the other clung to the promise of God with all her might and pursued His presence. One sought a comfortable faith… the other sought God’s promise at any price.
Two were crying but God was pleased with only one cry.
I heard God say some of you have been clinging to the promises of God… all hell broke out against you but you didn’t let go. Many who were once with you have left you. Like Ruth… you will be rewarded. Hold fast to your faith. Don’t try and figure it all out. God’s promises will overtake you. Why? Because you have the right cry… the cry for more of God and more of His presence.
by Pastor Brad Kuechler