But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you or turn back. Wherever you go I will go, wherever you live I will live. Your people will be my people and your God will be my God. Ruth 1:16
Ruth and her sister in law both started on the road to Bethlehem together. They were both determined to be faithful to take care of their mother in-law. Both of them kissed her and both shed tears, but Ruth had a faith in God that went far beyond tears.
Yes tears are precious to God and He treasures each one as it falls. But what is more precious than tears is our faith. God waits quietly for our decision. He won’t pressure us to choose His parh or promise that the journey will be easy. But in that moment that our hearts believe and trust Him totally a miracle occurs and our hearts become one with His. We choose Him more than our tears, our personal interests or emotions. We choose a future that begins and ends with Him and that will make all the difference!
Two roads diverged in a wood and I
I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference!
Robert Frost The Road Less traveled