“The same comfort we receive from God, we can use to comfort others in their suffering.” And what a gift comfort is! Today Stacy talks with Elisabeth Hoefliger all the way from beautiful Switzerland as we continue our Moms in the Bible series. Elisabeth is the Moms in Prayer Regional Coordinator for Eastern Switzerland and she’s here to talk about our next Bible mom, Naomi, from the book of Ruth. Listen in as Elisabeth shares the hope and comfort she has received from the Lord, caring for her like He cared for Naomi.
SCRIPTURES: (NIV unless noted)
“May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.” Ruth 2:12 NLT
So Boaz took Ruth into his home, and she became his wife. When he slept with her, the Lord enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son. Then the women of the town said to Naomi, “Praise the Lord, who has now provided a redeemer for your family! May this child be famous in Israel. May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!” Naomi took the baby and cuddled him to her breast. And she cared for him as if he were her own. The neighbor women said, “Now at last Naomi has a son again!” And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David. Ruth 4:13-17 NLT
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Psalm 36:9
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
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About our Guest:
Elisabeth Hoefliger is a Regional Coordinator with Moms in Prayer International. It is a privilege for her to oversee the beautiful region of Eastern Switzerland. She enjoys encouraging moms of all ages, standing in the gap so that they can be everything God calls them to be. Elisabeth and her husband have five children on earth and two in heaven, three children-in-love and six beautiful grandchildren. Through navigating the loss of her two precious sons, Elisabeth has found great comfort drawing closer to God, spending time in His beautiful creation, and going for walks with her dog Jimmy. Elisabeth likes reading, traveling, worshipping and good, long talks with family and friends.