“6 When Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-lawprepared to return home from there.”
This is the first mention of the Lord in Ruth. And the first mention of the Lord is about God’s help.
Naomi hears that the Lord has ‘considered’ his people. Or ‘attended’ to his people. Its a core affirmation in Scripture. The Lord hears, considers, attends, helps, protects, guides.
He is our all in all. In Hebrew the first ends in three Hebrews words, all starting with the same letter. “latet, lahem, lahem” – “giving, to them, bread”. A soothing sound.
And what’s more, it is help from the Lord in the most dire situation for Naomi.
Be encouraged. The Lord is the giver of bread. The provider. Our help and maker. Jesus said, “I AM the bread of life”! (John 6:35).