Sunday, January 30, 2011

Boaz and the Body

 Ruth 2:8-10
"Then Boaz said to Ruth, 'Listen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but stay with my maids. Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Indeed, I have commanded the servants not to touch you. When you are thirsty, go to the water jars and drink from what the servants draw.' Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, ' Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?'"

Our church is also going through Ruth right now. 

The leadership team decided to ask those in the church that could (the Boaz's), to bring bags of foods stuff for the 'Ruths' in the church body. They were lined up along the outskirts of the church before service, and as the services exited, those who needed food, where asked to just take as much as they need. No one was standing there watching, no one was judging. Everyone was working together, as the Body of Christ. Such a beautiful caring thing to see acted out today.

Today, my husband and I were Ruths, we took food. We're still getting bills coming in for our son, and it seems never ending. The food we received was all stuff we like, not just stuff to feed us. We didn't even look to see what we'd grabbed. What an amazing Father we serve, who even in these moments, doesn't just provide, which is blessing enough, but He gifts us as well.

I am in tears at this tangible evidence of His care and love. Even though I have faith in my God, having the corporeal proof of His love and His giving is so humbling.

I pray that we will be able to bless others, and know what being Boaz means.

So blessed,

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