“In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to live in the country of Moab, he and his wife and two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion; they were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there.”
The names of the parents in this family matter. First is Elimelech, which means ‘God is my King’. Next, is his wife Naomi, which means ‘good, pleasant, beautiful’.
There is a famine. The family is in dire straights. They are forced to move from their home to Moab. Yet, in the middle are two parents, ‘God is my King’ and ‘Good and Pleasant’. Their presence points us to the person of Jesus Christ today.
He is our King, who is able and willing to help us. What is more, he is Good. He is Pleasant. He is Kind. Trust him today.