Imagine you are Ruth, who like her mother-in-law Naomi, is childless, widowed, destitute, hungry. How might you be feeling as you go alone and unprotected to “glean” left-over grain in harvested fields?
The Bible says:
“As it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech.” (Ruth 2.3 NLT)
From Ruth’s viewpoint, she “happened” to end up in Boaz’s field. But threading through the Biblical account is the sense that it was _not_ random. An Unseen Hand guided her to Boaz’s field.
I am always deeply moved by this verse. It’s the Providence of God — providing, arranging beforehand, for His children’s care.
Coffee/tea thought: Can you recall a time when you came to a crossroad in life, and later realized that you had been guided by an Unseen Hand?
February 14th, 2019
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