Halfway There – Others are There


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Naomi’s halfway there point is heartbreaking. Her sons have died and all hopes for a family have vanished. She no longer wants to be called Naomi and chooses the name Mara, which means bitter. She felt like she was damaged goods but we see that in that moment Ruth was there with her and that Ruth was able to be extremely helpful.
 
The uncanny friendship between Naomi and Ruth reminds us that God gives us vital community when we find ourselves halfway there. Friendships help us work through our hang ups, retrieve our life mission, and excel in the grace of celebration. Who in your life has met you “halfway there?”