By Pastor Steve Alani
The Lead Pastor Of LifeMap Ministry International
"So Boaz took Ruth,
and she was his wife:
and when he went in unto her,
the Lord gave her conception, and she bare a son...
And the women her neighbours gave it a name,
saying, There is a son born to Naomi;
and they called his name Obed:
he is the father of Jesse, the father of David."
(Ruth 4:13, 17)
A young widow named Ruth left her home country and moved to her elderly mother-in-law’s home to take care of her. They barely had enough food to survive. Ruth went into the fields to pick up the leftover wheat that the workers missed. One day Boaz, the wealthy man who owned the field, noticed Ruth and told his workers to leave handfuls of wheat on purpose for Ruth.
Now she didn’t have to work nearly as hard. God was meeting their needs, and she was so grateful. But God is full of surprises. Just when you are satisfied and think you have reached your limits, God has something bigger in mind. Boaz fell in love with Ruth, and they got married. Now instead of working in the field, Ruth owned the field! And on top of that, their great-grandson was named David. Ruth went from barely surviving to ending up in the family line of Jesus Christ. God has something big coming your way!