Ruth 4:14 – 15 “The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.”
This book of the Bible has all the elements of a Hollywood blockbuster movie. It has tragedy, suspense, romance, a beautiful heroine, a handsome hero . . . as a matter of fact, there is a movie about Ruth. But of all the players in this drama – Ruth, the leading lady; Boaz, the leading man; Naomi, the supporting actress; – there is One who overshadows them all. He is the One who brought triumph from tragedy. He is the One who took notice of two, seemingly insignificant little widows and rescued them. He is the One who took a heart, no – a life, that was shattered in tiny pieces, and put it back together in a more beautiful, more perfect way than anyone could have imagined.
And yes, He has become famous. His fame has far surpassed Israel – it has traveled to the uttermost ends of the earth. He is so famous that His book is the best-selling book of all time. He is so famous that our historical calendar is measured by the point of His birth. He is so famous that, despite persecution, despite wars that have been fought to squelch His name, His followers have carried on and carried on and carried on. His name is the name above every name.
And one day, at the mention of His name, every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that He is Lord (Phil. 2:9 – 11).
We have had famous, powerful kings, but He is the King of Kings.
There have been wealthy lords, but He is the Lord of Lords.
And I am His daughter. Me. A seemingly insignificant little person. He noticed me. He chose me, adopted me, and made me His own.
And He wants to adopt you, too.
Dear Father, I don’t know why You, the Creator of all things, the God of the universe, would notice me. But I’m so glad You did. I love You.