Naomi's Story [Ruth] (4)
Naomi's Story: the Book of Ruth
In a totally unexpected final twist, Naomi's happy ending turns out to be a happy ending not just for Naomi, Boaz and Ruth but for all Israel and for us ....
As Boaz is woken with a start in the middle of the night we find ourselves plunged into an unfamilar world of 'bride-prices, kinsmen redeemers and levirate marriages'. Yet there is a wealth of practical wisdom here for 21st century people - whatever their marital status.
Naomi's needs begin to be met - first by Ruth and then Boaz. But what motivates them to help her? And what are the implications for us?
Naomi is plunged into appalling pain and loss - and knows that God has brought it about. How should believers respond to deep suffering?