Oh thank You Lord! Thank You!
Boaz spoke with Jethro at the town gate this morning. Jethro, for whatever reason, isn’t able to marry Ruth. So, in front of a quorum of the town elders, Jethro formally relinquished his rights and Boaz declared his intention of marrying her.
Oh praise God! I am so delighted. I cannot imagine a better daughter-in-law than Ruth.
And Naomi, oh bless her. She thought God was bringing her back to Bethlehem empty and has been struggling with sorrow and bitter disappointment. But now she can see His hand of blessing in her life once more; I guess we are free to call her Naomi again now!
No more bitterness. Boaz has spoken and now there is joy all round. We have a wedding to plan.