Is the Book of Ruth just an Old Testament romance? Or is there something more behind this story? What is God after in this story? Chapter 4 explains the second story behind the story of Ruth, points to the birth of Christ, and gives us hope for our own stories.
This week we come to the climax of Ruth, the Kinsman Redeemer; a late night plot, a change of clothes, and a proposal. At first glance, this part of the story may seem confusing or manipulative, but in truth, it is full of rich beauty and more of God's faithfulness activated through the faithfulness of His people.
We continue this week in the story of Ruth in Act 2. Over and over in this section, we see that God's faithfulness is always woven together with the faithfulness of His people toward one another. And God is always telling a second story in our lives. One of providence and care. Will we listen in to hear?