Ruth, Rejoicing

Your fairness is undoubted

Your workers bless your grace

And I am here, a widow

Bereft of child and place.

And gleaning in your barley

So mercifully allowed

And finding much to gather

From one so well endowed.

Naomi says you’re special

With ties to all our men

And Jewish law invests in you

The means for me to smile again.

Enjoying lands once family-owned

A baby at my breast.

As Kinsman you redeem it all

And Ruth is doubly blessed.

I come now in the even-time

When you are deep in sleep

And settle quiet at your bed

And lay down at your feet.

Oh see me gentle Boaz

And do the works of law

And beckon elders at the gate

To heed that custom levirate.

Such wonder that this Gentile maid

Should leap from sad despair

And trust a farmer’s word and bond

And thrive within his care.


Note: Thinking of this beautiful story as Mother’s Day approaches.


5 thoughts on “Ruth, Rejoicing

    1. I will be using this delightful Ruth story with a Seniors’ chapel this morning. I remember as a young lawyer seeing the concept of redemption of debts (mortgage work) in the light of the Kinsman Redeemer. I have often wondered who the other Kinsman represented (Ruth 3: 12) if Boaz represented Christ? Any comments?

      1. Yes as you say Brother our Kinsman-redeemer is Jesus Christ.

        As we know in reference to Old Testament Scripture as they say the Kinsman-redeemer is a male relative who, according to various laws of the Pentateuch, had the privilege or responsibility to act on behalf of a relative who was in trouble, danger, or in need.

        The Hebrew term for Kinsman-redeemer designates one who delivers or rescues or redeems property or person The Kinsman who redeems or vindicates a relative is illustrated most clearly in the Kinsman-redeemer is Boaz.

        We know one thing for sure Brother, it was not Satan he never seeks to redeem, he seeks to condemn and destroy. I never talk to him, I seek Jesus to protect me from him and He does.

        Christian Love – Sister Anne.

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