God’s Redeeming Love: The Return

 

Ruth 1:1-22

Throughout history, millions of couples have fallen in love, married, and grown old together. Most of their stories (even the best of them!) have long since been forgotten by the generations that have followed. But one of those love stories has been tucked away for us in the Old Testament–the story of Boaz and Ruth. This Spirit-inspired record of the early days of their relationship is beautifully told and is full of dramatic tension. But while their story may have some value in providing a vivid depiction of trust, generosity, and sacrificial love, its greatest contribution is reminding us of this couples’ descendant who would be born generations later–Jesus Christ, the one who’d follow in his great-great-great…grandpa’s footsteps as the redeemer of His bride.