Ruth (2)

Yesterday we talked about Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. Ruth gathered food from Boaz’ fields. Later Boaz decided that he wanted to marry Ruth. Boaz went to the city leaders. Ruth 4:11b tells us that the people and the leaders said, “May the Lord make this woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah who built the house of Israel.” Rachel and Leah were Jacob’s wives. They came from a foreign country, but they were accepted by Jacob and his family. Now Boaz was accepting Ruth as his wife.
God blessed Boaz and Ruth with a son named Obed. Later, Obed had a son named Jesse, and Jesse was the father of King David. Many years later, a special baby was born into this family line. That baby was Jesus, God’s Son. (Read Matthew 1:1-17 to see a list of Jesus’ family history.)
God used Ruth in a wonderful way. He can use me in the deaf community, too. I pray that God will help me bring many deaf people to know about Jesus.