As Naomi gazed at tear soaked faces. She was reminded of a time long age when she foolishly believed the Lord had deserted her. A time when the loss of love was too much to bear, and the future held nothing but more pain and emptiness.
But all that changed because of the love of one woman. Ruth had reintroduced Naomi to God. Not the God of religion, but the God of relationship— of family.
Yes, there were tears on everyone’s faces. But this time they were tears of joy.
Both Ruth and Boaz were smiling and crying as they gazed upon the angelic face of their newborn son, Obed. Who would father Jesse. Who would father David.
Yes, the Moabite was in Jesus’s lineage because all who accept God’s invitation to join His family. His gift of love— salvation are welcomed with open arms.
￼(Excerpt from I AM The Faithful Father)