Grief is the price of love. To love deeply is to grieve deeply when love is bereft. And if you’ve ever grieved deeply, you know how hard it is to avoid becoming bitter. Where does our hope come from, and will there be mercies along our journey? That’s where our story about Naomi and Ruth picks up.


In this sermon, we find four wonders—glimmers of hope—about how God leads us in mercies through the darkness.  We learn that grief is only a chapter, mercies are everywhere, God is right here with us, and God’s kindness has just begun.


Ruth 2:17–23