Elizabeth Trenckmann

Elizabeth Trenckmann is the Youth and family Pastor at St. Andrew’s Church, Oxford. She has been in ministry for over 20 years and has ministered overseas for the last 11 years in both church and missionary settings. She and her husband Rob have been married for 20 years and have three fantastic kids. She divides her time between encouraging youth to walk relationally with God, helping her kids thrive, building a strong marriage, and writing to encourage others to be rooted in the love of God. She has a Bachelor’s in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University and is completing a Master’s in Theology from Talbot University.
We read four chapters later, this same Moabite woman is holding a baby. A baby not in the line of destruction but in the line of deliverance. Daring differently changed her destiny.
God often uses unseen seasons to mend hidden hurts, destroy veiled beliefs, and remind our hearts of his unfathomable love for us.
Like Esther, we stand outside the door wondering what he will do, or what he will say. Will he listen? Is he a God of life or of death? Unlike Esther, we are not saved, nor do we save others, because we knock on the door and walk in. We are saved because someone like Esther did.
Where does her help come from? You, Lord, are her Kinsman Redeemer, her Savior, and her King. There is no one else that help comes from. You turned bitterness into wine and included an excluded nation in your genealogy. You woo and pursue to reconcile and restore. You, Lord, are where our help comes from.