Ruth 2:14 “At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in some wine vinegar.” When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over.”
My, my. I just love a good romance story, don’t you? Boaz has just met this woman, and he’s already asking her on a lunch date. He’s rich, he’s powerful, and he’s going after this poor little widow woman. It’s an early version of Cinderella! I almost wonder if there weren’t harps playing in the distance . . .
If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m one of those hopeless romantics who gets weepy-eyed watching the Hallmark channel. I get butterflies in my stomach when I see love blossoming! So really, I should be walking around with butterflies in my stomach all the time, for I have a Handsome Prince – no, a King! And He loves me with all of His heart.
He loves me so much, He invites me to spend time with Him. As a matter of fact, He never leaves me alone! He loves me so much that He gives me unexpected gifts. He sees that my needs are met. He protects me. And when He chooses to bless me, He always gives more than I ever expect or need. My cup runneth over.
Ruth attracted the attention of the wealthy landowner. For reasons that are beyond comprehension, we attract the attention of our King! He beckons us to eat with Him, walk with Him, talk with Him. Just as Boaz gave Ruth more than she needed, God blesses us with abundant blessings. He loves us. He wants us. He relentlessly pursues us.
Boaz wanted Ruth’s heart. God wants our hearts. It’s the stuff fairy tales are made of, but these aren’t fairy tales. The love God has for us is the real deal. Now, if that doesn’t make your heart sing, I don’t know what will.
Dear Father, Thank you for loving me, for pursuing me, for seeing something in me that is worth Your attention. Please help me to be worthy of that kind of love, by giving You my whole heart.