Sunday, 9 December 2007

The Word of the Lord - 7

So Ruth stayed with the servants of Boaz and gleaned until the barley and wheat harvests were done. And she went on living with her mother-in-law. (Ruth 2:23)

So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. And when they came together, the Lord made her conceive and she bore a son. And the women said to Naomi, 'Blessed be the Lord who has not left the dead man without next of kin this day to perpetuate his name in Israel. The child will be a comfort to you and the prop of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you and is more to you than seven sons has given him birth.' And Naomi took the child to her own bosom, and she became his nurse.

And the women of the neighbourhood gave him a name. 'A son has been born for Naomi' they said; and they named him Obed. This was the father of David's father, Jesse. (Ruth 4:13-17)

O come, thou Branch of Jesse! draw
The quarry from the lion's claw:
From the dread caverns of the grave,
From nether hell, thy people save.
Rejoive! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Have a Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

John the organist said...

Ruth - a special person!