I watched an inspirational (and I'll admit, cheesy) movie the other day, and I was drawn to a couple of songs on the soundtrack by Mandi Mapes. In the process of looking up her music, I stumbled upon this little gem from several years back, when David Platt was Senior Pastor at the Church at Brook Hills. It's a great summary to our study of Ruth!
The first half of the recording (20 minutes or so) is a theatrical introduction to David Platt's message. It contains several dramatic readings of the story of Ruth, as well as 4 original songs (all performed by Mandi Mapes). These lyrics from the third song keep running through my head:
your life is my melodypart of a song that I am singingin the dark it's hard to see,but there will be redemption in the morningand I already know who's gonna save youI already wrote the end of the storyyou were made for meand I'll never leave youand in the end, it's all for My glory
He already knows! What a comfort it is to trust in God's providence. The end of the story has already been written, and it's all for His glory!