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Ruth: Week 1
March Walking Challenge:miles with Ruth! You choose how to count your 50 miles: it can be an accumulation of all the miles you’ve previously walked, or if you’re up to 15 miles you can add 35 more, or you can start from zero and aim for 50 miles this month—it’s up to you. Just think about Ruth and her experience as you walk!
We’re on the final lap of our walking journey this month alongside Ruth, one of the five women in the line of Jesus. Ruth was an outsider from Moab who left her own people to care for her widowed Israelite mother-in-law, Naomi. Ruth’s story isn’t just another love story—it’s about how God redeems those who hope in him.
Ruth traveled from her home in Moab with Naomi to Bethlehem; the distance from Moab to Bethlehem is approximately 50 miles over rugged and steep terrain and will be our distance goal for this month’s walking challenge. Need an extra challenge? Try a 2% incline on your treadmill or add some big hills to your walking route!
This week, read how Ruth overcame tragedy and showed integrity and devotion to God, becoming the great grandmother of King David and a forebearer of Jesus. Read Ruth’s story in the Book of Ruth, chapters 1-4. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ruth%201&version=NIV
Want a deeper dive into this familiar story? Listen to the Holy Ghost Stories three-part podcast episodes on Ruth, beginning with Part 1: The Alchemist, the Strangers, and the Volunteer.
Photo Credit: Portrait of Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah, by Dikla Laor Photography. This photo depicts the scene where Naomi encourages her daughters-in-law to go back to their own families; Orpah walks away, but Ruth stays with Naomi.