Ruth 4

“He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age …” (v15).  Naomi celebrated when her grandson Obed was born, because the baby symbolized life and the promise of the future.  Naomi had thought that her life was over when her husband and two grown sons died; many widows were completely destitute and barely survived.  However, through Ruth’s loyalty and Boaz’s integrity, Naomi’s hope was restored, and her last years were joyful.

“Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a redeemer … (v14). Even if we seem to be on a path of sorrow and difficulty, God is able to redeem every situation and bring us into a joyful future.