Read Ruth 1:1 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: How long do you think you could survive on the food that is currently in your house?
Parent Note: While this is a rhetorical question for us, it was a very real question for the people of Israel at this time. What they had was all that there was. There was no food to be had from their own gardens or to buy from anyone else. If they wanted to survive, people had to move out of the famine-affected area.
Pray this out loud together:
Dear Lord, thank you for the food I have to eat.
I know that everything I have is a gift from You.
Help me to appreciate all You have given me.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.