Today, you are witnesses…

Ruth 4:9-10  [9] Then Boaz said to the elders and to the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have acquired from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.  [10] I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, the wife of Mahon, to be my wife, to maintain the dead man’s name on his inheritance, in order that the dead may not be cut off from his kindred and from the gate of his native place; today you are witnesses.”

Pay attention to repetition.  Pay attention to repetition.

Today you are witnesses.  Today you are witnesses.

Pay attention to placement.

Bookends.  Boaz opens and closes, “Today you are witnesses.”

Getting beyond the control issues Boaz might have, there is rich blessing in the blending of family.  There is rich blessing in community.  There is rich blessing in healthy possession.  After all, we were created to be in community, to be embraced among peoples.    Even in the midst of selfish desires like those of  Boaz, there is blessing to be harvested.

What blessing is being harvested in you?

What unexpected blessing are you witnessing?

In your daily routine today, where might you witness this blessing?  For today, you are witnesses!!

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Spiritual Formation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s