But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me. When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her. So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem.
Ruth 1:16-19a NIV
Ruth had a mind of her own. She was determined to go with Naomi and pledged her allegiance even unto death. Ruth instinctively knew what she must do to move from the past into the future. She moved away from the past, geographically and physically. Together Ruth and Naomi traveled from Moab to Bethlehem, a journey of about seven to ten days on foot. With loyalty and devotion, Ruth adopted Naomi and her family as her own. Ruth had no idea how God would bless her move toward new life in a new home.
God, where you lead me I will go. You are my God. I trust you. Amen.
I expect the unexpected as I move toward the future.