Hi! Today is Day 8 out of 1000 days blog challenge.
I’m learning that the world I know 🎶🎶is never gonna feel like home🎶🎶
Those are the few lines from song “Face 2 Face” by Mandisa. While listening to that song, I remember a Bible character named Ruth.
Ruth was a Moabitess. She is a foreigner. In a foreign land, her only relative is her mother-in-law through her deceased husband. Not only is she a foreigner but she is a widow. Talk about a double tragedy. Imagine the extreme poverty she might have faced through. Despite being a foreigner, she learned to embrace and love the Hebrew heritage of her husband and her mother-in-law.
We are just like Ruth. We may not be a Moabite/ss. But we are just sojourners on the face of the earth. Nothing will be permanent while here on earth. We barely take root then Yahweh takes us away. Aside from being sojourners here on earth, we are estranged from God because of sin and our own filthiness.
Just like Ruth, we need a kinsman redeemer. A kinsman redeemer is like a savior. Someone who can restore our status in the society. Someone who would restore our face from shame. Someone who will give us rights and privileges. Someone who will restore our properties. For Ruth, that was Boaz. For us, our Kinsman Redeemer is Lord Jesus Christ.
So what did Ruth felt despite the tragedies? I believe she saw salvation by clinging to Naomi. What did Ruth felt despite alienation? I believe she hangs on to the hope that someone would save her face and her status. What did Ruth felt when a Kinsman Redeemer was willing to give many things for her sake despite her not giving anything in return? I believe tremendously happy. We should have felt what Ruth may have felt.