“‘May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,’ she said. ‘You have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant—though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girls.’”Ruth 2:13
I don’t know about you, but when I follow Ruth in the fields of Boaz in Ruth 2, I feel the weight of heavenly glory (compare with Revelation 21-22). Through incredible suffering, Ruth has thus far persevered by the grace of God. She then arrives in the fields of Boaz, likely expecting more suffering. Instead, he takes her into his heart, says the equivalent of “Well done, good and faithful servant,” and virtually promises her that there will be no more hunger, thirst, or tears. Boaz displays the heavenly welcome of God.
We often picture harps and clouds when we think of eternity. It’s much more than that. Heaven and earth will be reunited, and we will walk with our God forever. Jesus told the dying thief that “Today, you will be with me in paradise.” What will make it paradise? The answer is in the key words “with me.” We’ll be with Him! Jesus Christ, our spotless Lamb, came once for our sin and will come back for our tears.
Depression will not win. Be assured that in His perfect plan, our sorrow will turn to joy.
Boaz’s Christ-like love led bitter Naomi to cry out, “May he be blessed by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!”
Bible In A Year
- Job 31-32
- Psalm 57
- Luke 20