6In this drama about love and redemption, there is a crisis that must be overcome before Boaz can marry Ruth. This is also a story of God’s love for us and our redemption. In much the same way, there are some issues that must be settled in our understanding of salvation before we can fully accept Jesus as our Kinsman-Redeemer. So, I want to talk about the rival redeemer, the real redeemer and the redeemer’s reward.
7There aren’t any outright miracles in the story of Ruth, but it is filled with evidence of the Divine fingerprints of God’s invisible hand at work. Sometimes what we think are simply random events are actually the invisible hand of God working to guide us toward His goal for us–to make us more like Jesus. How God was working in the lives of Naomi, Ruth, Obed and in our own lives.