Bible Cities (3)

Our Bible Reading today tells us about Naomi. Her home was in Bethlehem. But “…there was a bad time when there was not enough food to eat” (verse 1b). So Naomi, her husband and their two sons moved to Moab.
While they lived in Moab, Naomi’s sons married women from Moab. Then Naomi’s husband and two sons died. Naomi decided to go back to Bethlehem. Ruth, her daughter-in-law, decided to go back to Bethlehem with her.
God blessed Naomi and Ruth in Bethlehem. Ruth married a man named Boaz. He took care of Ruth and Naomi. Boaz and Ruth had a son, Obed. Obed’s grandson was David, the king of Israel.
Many years later, another baby was born in Bethlehem. Joseph was a descendent of Obed. While he and his wife, Mary, were in Bethlehem, she had a baby. This baby was God’s Son, Jesus. Naomi, Ruth and all the people on earth are now blessed because Jesus came to be their Savior.