Naomi felt that God had afflicted her. It began when severe famine drove her and her husband Elimelech and their two sons from Israel to neighboring Moab for food. Settling in among a heathen culture, the Hebrew immigrants took wives for their sons and sought whatever normalcy they could find. But sickness and death came instead, first claiming Naomi’s husband, then her two sons. With her two widowed daughters-in-law, Naomi headed back home. But when Orpah returned to her Moabite family, only Ruth remained, determined to support Naomi and follow her God at any cost. God had a plan.