Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?
Read: Ruth 2:8-13
Some people do good things expecting an immediate result from it. But that is not always the case. Most of the time, we do one thing now then look forward to its fruits way later. And the fruit can be big or small. That is perfectly illustrated at the movie Pay It Forward, one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. It is a story of how a simple act of kindness eventually helps other people, even save their lives.
In the passage, Ruth wasn’t expecting a result when she left her own family, went to her husband’s family and helped. However, eventually, Boaz saw such kindness and helped her.
It does not matter if our good acts are big or small. It does not matter if we don’t get an immediate result. The important thing is we ‘carry each other’s burdens‘ (Galatians 6:2) as such is the law of Christ. Eventually, we will reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7) just like how Ruth did.
Here is another that illustrates how eventually, one can find his share of happiness from random acts of kindness.