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Noticed the Unnoticeable

Monday, April 24

Noticed The Unnoticeable
By: Pastor Amie Donovan

Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” -Ruth 2:10

Ruth, a Moabite widow who for 10 years was barren leaves her home country to follow her Hebrew mother-in-law into a land that often is at war against her own. She leaves her family, her future and her gods behind and walks into poverty and racism. One morning in her new hometown of Bethlehem Ruth discovers a field that belongs to Boaz. Boaz takes notice of Ruth and goes over and beyond to ensure her safety, her protection, and her provision. His overwhelming hospitality brings her to her knees. Ruth wanted to take care of her hurting mother-in-law, but Boaz wanted to take care of Ruth. In a situation that felt so hard and so without hope, hope steps into the space. Boaz noticed those that often were overlooked. Ruth sees this.

"Take notice" and "foreigner" sound similar in Hebrew. What Ruth is saying would be said today as, "You have noticed the unnoticeable.” 

Have you ever had a moment like that?

I recently was at an event and the speaker was preaching on Ruth. She got to this verse, and I just stopped. Tears overflowed as emotions overcame me. I simply bowed my head and said to God, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you would take notice of me? A foreigner.” 

God notices the unnoticeable. 

In what ways has God revealed He sees you?
What is your response to a God who loves you this much?

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