We cannot always interpret the events of life in terms of their immediate impact or personal implications. Throughout the Bible, as in the book of Ruth, God providentially works in the lives of ordinary people leading ordinary lives to accomplish His extraordinary purposes. Everything is part of God’s overarching plan, beginning in Genesis and continuing until Christ’s return. Even in the unremarkable lives of a widowed foreigner and an Israeli farmer, God’s plan of redemption unfolds. Have no doubt; our times are in His hands.