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Sara, Ruth’s mother, lived in a dreamworld.
James, her husband, kept her constantly beaming with admiration and pride. She was a woman whose problem-husband had not just changed, but had transformed into a new creature.
She lived her life in constant gratitude to God, in much the same way as she imagined her Biblical namesake lived, when the Good Lord fulfilled His promise to her and opened her womb.
Genesis 21:1 – Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised.
Sara went to visit Ruth to have a deeper discussion with her about the issue of loneliness.
“Mum, you should not worry about me at all,” said Ruth, “I have been praying about everything that concerns me and finding a soulmate is one of those things,” she continued.
“You know what happened recently mum?” asked Ruth with some excitement in her voice. Her mum shook her head then Ruth continued, “Well, a guy I knew a long time ago started sending me some texts on whatsapp. He is a guy who I think would be a good friend to have.”
“Sweetheart, that’s good news, that you at least have someone to think of that might be good company for you. Tell me more about him then. Who is he?” Sara asked curiously.
“He’s a guy who was once employed by a client of mine and who I dealt with often. He left my client’s employment eventually and I haven’t seen or talked to him for many years since then,” explained Ruth.
“We have agreed to have lunch soon so I can get more info about what he has been up to and what he is doing now. Mum, I know God answers prayers but can you imagine what a miracle it would be if this guy could actually be my soulmate?!” finished Ruth.
Sara was at first concerned about the guy’s marital status, but as it turned out, he was divorced just like Ruth. When Sara heard this from Ruth, she smiled and said, “Sweetheart, God’s ways are not our ways so it is impossible for us to predict what God will do in answer to our prayers. What I like to do is believe that God’s answer will be exceedingly, abundantly more than I can think or ask.”
“Learn to take things a step at a time and avoid getting ahead of yourself. Are you seriously looking to get married again dear?” Sara continued.
“Mum, I really don’t know what direction God is taking me. I was more interested in other things than in finding a soulmate when I started praying. You’re right mum. I need to surrender to the Holy Spirit and let Him order my steps,” responded Ruth. “As far as marriage is concerned, I think it’s too complicated to think of now,” she concluded.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.