Monday, April 13, 2015

What About Naomi?

Ah, yes, Naomi, the woman who arrived back empty,
with her daughter-in-law at her side. By the end of
the barely season, Ruth is married to a rich land owner
who gives her a son the following year. This makes
Naomi a mother!  Listen to what the women of the
village say to her:

"Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day
without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned
in Israel! He shall be to you a restorer of life and a
nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law
who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, 
has given birth to him..."

"The women of the neighborhood gave him a name,
saying, 'A son has been born to Naomi. They named
him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of

The David mentioned above is King David from
whose line comes King Jesus, who is our Savior,
our Redeemer. Naomi was full the day she returned
to Bethlehem, so very full--only she was completely

Reader, I sit here and wonder what I'm missing.
Surely I, too, am also clueless!

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