Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor

08 Aug

At midnight the man was startled, and turned over, and there, lying at his feet, was a woman! He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth, your servant; spread your cloak over your servant, for you are next-of-kin.” (Ruth 3:8-9, NRSV)

Boaz awoke and wondered who this woman was at his feet.

He was startled and wondered what had happened.

So he asked who the woman was, and Ruth responded that Boaz was the next of kin for her. Which obviously Naomi told her, not knowing there was another.

What would you do if you awoke to find a strange person asleep at your feet?

How do we care for the stranger, the foreigner, the widow and the orphan?

Do we do all we can to care for those who God has made?


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