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“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:14, NKJV) Everyone likes a good love story, and that’s what we find in the Old Testament Book of Ruth. It’s familiar to most of us, yet worth studying again. It’s only four chapters long and easily read at one sitting. Our story begins in Bethlehem, a small town just outside Jerusalem. Because of famine, an Israelite named Elimelech decides to take his wife, Naomi, and their two sons to Moab where things seemed better. Within a few years hopes for that better life grew dim and then…

“No, for all the nations of the world     are but a drop in the bucket. They are nothing more     than dust on the scales. He picks up the whole earth     as though it were a grain of sand.” Isaiah 40:15 My family loves going to the beach, it’s one of our favourite summer activities. We don’t swim or even really go in the water, we just enjoy sitting in the sand. My oldest daughter loves to build sandcastles and build trenches, while my one year old enjoys eating the sand. Even now, in the dead of winter with snow all…