During a recent twelve day tour, my mind went back to a scripture the Lord gave me back in the mid sixties. The group had purchased our first bus, a 1948 Greyhound Silverside. We were all excited. Many of our concert dates and church services were in Virginia and West Virginia. We had the opportunity of meeting some of the greatest people in the world, but getting there from Madison, N.C. in that time period, meant a lot of narrow, two lane, winding mountainous roads. That was before interstates. We arrived at a church for a Sunday night service. Our bus was almost as large as the church building. That was when the Lord reminded me of Galatians 6:9. “And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Forty two people packed out that little church, while children with coal dust on their faces looked in through the windows. Heaven came down that night in the little church in that coal mining community. God has a way of reminding us that EVERYONE is important to Him. I recently re-read the book of Ruth. After Naomi and Ruth’s husbands died, Ruth made the decision to return to Bethlehem with her mother-in-law. The scripture says that Naomi was a bitter widow. Ruth knew it would not be easy but she had made the commitment in her heart to go with Naomi and care for her. After they reached Bethlehem, Ruth went into the fields and got food–when it was hot outside, when it was wet, when it was hard she kept following what she felt called to do. In the book of Ruth we find that she gleaned after the reapers in the field of Boaz. Ruth became the wife of Boaz (Ruth 4:13) and they had a son, named O’bed, the father Jesse, the father of David who is in the lineage of Christ. Ruth 1,2. Ruth was from Moab, where they worshiped man made gods that had ears, but could not hear, eyes, but could not see, hands, that could not reach out. She had heard of the mighty works of the God of Israel and committed to Naomi “Thy God shall be my God.” Ruth made the right choice. Ruth made her commitment on the other side of the cross—you and I have the opportunity of commitment because of Calvary.