by Sherry Evans
Life can be hard at times. Disappointments come. Sometimes, we disappoint ourselves. What you do next determines the fruitfulness of the rest of your life.
Ruth had every possibility to become bitter. She lost her husband and her father-in-law, but she determined to follow God in the midst of that. She was faithful to her mother-in-law and did what she could do to provide for them both. THEN, everything turned around at the threshing floor when she asked Boaz to take her under his wing as her kinsman-redeemer. Her encounter with her kinsman-redeemer changed her life and the course of history as she was grafted into the line from which Jesus was born.
The threshing floor was a place in which the chaff was separated from …