Redeemed. Loved beyond measure. Called by name. Children of God. Co-heirs with Christ. This is our new position, new identity, and new place. We are no longer strangers and enemies of God, but part of His family. And while God brought this reconciliation through Christ, we also have a responsibility in this work, not to facilitate our salvation—Jesus did that—but to accept it.
We’re coming to the end of our time together in this wonderful book of Ruth. Having methodically traveled through the entire book, we’ve learned and gleaned much from this moving narrative in the faithfulness of one Moabite, the power of love, and the blessings given when one waits upon the Lord for all good things.
So as we spend this last week reflecting on all that we’ve learned, let’s take some time to turn our eyes to the One whom this book is really about.