“May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter! You have acted even more faithfully than you did at first. You haven’t gone after rich or poor young men. And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I’ll do for you everything you are asking. Indeed, my people—all who are at the gate—know that you are a woman of worth.
Ruth rests at the feet of Boaz—sign of respect, love and the hope that Boaz might fall in love with her, just as she was falling in love with him. Ruth was hoping that Boaz would become her husband and thus be a source of love and protection for her.
Through this story of love, God is preparing the way for the coming of Jesus; Ruth and Boaz when they marry will bear a child named Obed who will be the grandfather of King David, human ancestor of Jesus.
God has a wonderful future prepared for you, and a loving spouse who is alive somewhere today! So let’s you and I live each day believing how good God is right now and all the days of our lives!
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
You, preparing my future
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Third 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…