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Below are "Moabitess Day" gift cards created by Sis. Ruth Sadi El in honor of her Moabitess Sisters.  Moabitess Day is an official Moorish Holiday for all Sisters young and old.  We are honoring, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends etc.

An Official Moorish Holiday
Moabitess Day
May 17, 2009

Moabitess Day is a day that we don't only celebrate our Ancient Mothers, but we celebrate the Sisters; young and old. Why you might ask? Sisters give birth to the Nation or better put from out of the Sisters a Nation is born.

Moabitess Day represents what a Moabitess Sister within the Moorish Science Temple of America is all about. A famous Sister is Ruth the Moabitess from the Holy Bible. Most of us in this Christian Society has heard about her story. She was the daughter-in-law to Naomi and later on she married Boaz. Then she became the great grandmother of King David who was of the lineage of Prophet Jesus. Now I find that interesting that in Jesus earthly lineage his great grandmother Ruth was indeed a Moabitess. But that is another story also. So getting back to Ruth the Moabitess one of the most famous and heart wrenching two verses in this chapter of the book of Ruth chapter one were verses 16 & 17.

Ruth 1:16-17,
And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee for whither thou goest I will go and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. (17)Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ougth but death part thee and me.


I don't know about you, but I can feel the power and the sincerity in Ruth's words to Naomi her mother-in-law. Ruth was not just a daughter-in-law to Naomi she had become a loving, loyal and devoted friend and daughter in every sense of the word. Ruth told her the only thing that will separate me from leaving your side is death. How strong a statement was that! She was a friend that stuck closer to Naomi then her own flesh and blood.

So looking at these verses it's so clear to see what the name of Ruth means: loving friend, loyal daughter, companion, someone to be trusted, honest, she was devoted. All Ruth cared about was Naomi's welfare and not leaving her side. She stopped thinking about herself and what she would face when she got to Naomi's home in Bethlehem Judah. Ruth was a Moabitess from Moab.

She pleaded with Naomi, Entreat me not to leave thee, that was a desperate plead from the heart of Ruth the Moabitess. When Naomi saw Ruth's undying love and loyalty to her, she stopped and just accepted the fact that Ruth wasn't going to leave her side. Ruth told Naomi, "the only thing that will separate me from you is death." Ruth had been listening to the stories of Naomi's God and her words had taken root in Ruth's heart. She wanted Naomi's God to be her God too. What loving devotion and loyalty. This stirs the inner being and we can feel the love.

If only we all could develop that kind of loyal-friendship and have that kind of love, sacrifice, dedication and devotion to one another; the world would be an awesome place to live in.

Moabitess Day, May 17, 2009.
 
 


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