May the Lord reward you for your deed. May you receive a rich reward from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you’ve come to seek refuge.
In today’s episode, Ruth goes out to gather up the leftovers after the harvesters are finished reaping the crops. Now comes the beginning of the love story between the owner of the field, Boaz and Ruth, the foreign lady who is quietly gathering up leftover grain the fields, lest they remain and rot in the field without being picked.
Watch the care of Boaz, the humility of Ruth, and all through this, the plan of God to bring these two persons together in love. It’s a beautiful story of how God makes human love into something beautiful. Ruth will become an ancestor of Jesus!
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
My refuge, under Your wings v. 12
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Second Week in Advent
Winter in the north. Year C
Tuesdays are dedicated in Advent to the Book of Ruth
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…