Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12

Ruth's mother-in-law, Naomi, gave her instructions on how to garner the attention of Boaz. She tells her to take a bath and get ready like you would for a date. She followed her instructions and went to the threshing floor. Waiting patiently, watching Boaz, but careful not to be seen. After he had eaten and drank until his heart was content, he lay down on a heap of grain and fell asleep. Naomi had told her that at this point, she should go and lay down at his feet, and so she did. When she laid down it startled him. She then told him that he was her redeemer and asked him to cover her with his cloak. He was quite delighted that such a young woman would come to him rather than chase after the younger men. We must also posture ourselves to lay at the feet of Jesus and come to Him in submission. He, like Boaz to Ruth, is our redeemer. This story reminds us that our relationship with Jesus is a love story, full of intrigue, passion and excitement. 

Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalms 73:25-26

This story comes from Ruth 3:1-18

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