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redemption[ri-demp-shuh n]
 
Definition: deliverance; rescue
 
I think I could live in the story of Ruth all year long. A story of faith. A story of redemption. A story of God’s love. And a foreshadowing of the redemption that Jesus later provided.
 
Naomi’s husband dies. Her two sons die. And to make matters even more difficult, she is living in a foreign country.
 
One daughter-in-law leaves, but the other, Ruth, tells Naomi, “Where you will go, I will go. Your people will be my people. Your God will be my God.” And Ruth leaves her native land to go to a foreign land for Naomi’s sake.
 
Ruth redeems Naomi.
 
When Ruth scavenges food (I like “scavenge” better than “glean,” because she really is scrounging for food), a single, older man notices Ruth.
 
And Boaz, a man of importance, redeems Ruth.
 
Then they have a son, Obed, whom Ruth “gives” to Naomi, so that she will continue to have an ancestral line.
 
Ruth redeems Naomi’s ancestral line . . . a line that eventually leads to Jesus, our Redeemer King who reigns with the Father and the Spirit in heaven.
 
And because “I know that my Redeemer liveth,” my earthly struggles and sorrows will fade away. And yours will, too.
Janet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk and her newest, The Complete Guide to the prayers of Jesus. She would LOVE to be considered as the speaker for your next event.
 
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