Sunday, April 24, 2011
Firstfruits, Firstfruits, Firstfruits!
In the book of Ruth, Naomi and Ruth arrive back in Israel at this time of the barley harvest. The story of Ruth and Boaz becomes a beautiful picture of the future redemption of humankind through the Messiah, when Boaz becomes her kinsman redeemer.
Ruth, the gentile from Moab, attaches herself to Israel: “Wherever you go I will go, where you lodge, I will lodge. And your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”
Does anyone else find it tragic that this is not the Feast we celebrate today? God’s word teaches us so beautifully! If we would just look into these things which are written, we wouldn’t need plastic eggs for teaching aids.