Last year we went to a Retreat weekend run by CWCI (Christian Women Communicating International), and held very locally for us (5 minutes drive down the road!) It was a great chance to unwind and share our love of God with other like-minded women. Good food, good accommodation, good company, and good teaching.
The main speaker for the weekend was Liz Curtis-Higgs teaching on the Book of Ruth – “The Girl’s Still Got It”. I must admit that I hadn’t paid that much attention to this book before – widow women going “home” to be looked after by family; big romance; Ruth & Boaz turn out to be the great-grandparents of King David. So, basically a book about genealogy, right?
Wrong! Liz opened up the meaning behind this book, delving into the background of the story, the history behind the animosity between the Israelites and Moabites, and the social conventions of the times. And she did it with such humour – isn’t it great to laugh so much that you end up crying!
During the weekend she shared the first part of her “Righteous Ruth Rap” with us (a very condensed version of the story) and I would encourage you all to watch this on YouTube, if you haven’t already. And if you’ve already seen it – well, it’s definitely worth another look.