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Sunday, October 30, 2011

RUTH - At His Feet

At His feet.

Doesn't that sound soothing?

Today's "Bible Pick 'Ems" provides a great introduction to pondering this statement:

"Then Ruth came quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down. Around midnight Boaz suddenly woke up and turned over. He was surprised to find a woman lying at his feet! 'Who are you?'he asked. 'I am your servant Ruth,' she replied. 'Spread the corner of your covering over me, for you are my family redeemer.'"
(Ruth 3:7-9)

Can you just imagine Boaz's surprise?!

I remember one time when I was visiting my son for the weekend. Sleeping arrangements tend to be a little *haphazard* at his one-bedroom apartment! I usually put "dibs" on the recliner. My youngest usually conks out (unintentionally) on the couch.

On this particular night, as I was finally dozing off myself, my youngest was sound asleep, on the couch, with Marty (my adorable grandbeagle) tucked in nice and close to him.

Sometime in the wee hours of the morning, while it was still dark out, I moved to readjust my position. And lo and behold, I was no longer sleeping alone. I was now accompanied by one warm and cuddly beagle, tucked in all nice and close to me.

I looked down at him and smiled. He opened a couple of sleepy eyes, and I'm pretty sure he smiled back. I tucked the blanket over him.

It was a good feeling – downright soothing.

When I read these verses, I thought about that night. How Marty had made his way to me in the middle of the night. Desiring my company, wanting to be close to me, he had quietly found his way to my feet.

Just like Ruth, quietly making her way to the feet of Boaz. When he woke up, did he look down at her and smile? I think he did. Something in his heart moved, and he vowed to marry her.

Ah, is this not the most beautiful picture of our Lord Jesus?!

He is our Redeemer, the One who bought us back from slavery to sin and death. The One who spreads His covering of righteousness over us. The One whose presence we seek.

The One who looks down at us and smiles.

How often do I forget to make my way to His feet? Why do I forfeit the comfort that I find there? How is it that I sometimes prefer to be wandering about in my own ways – cold and lonely – when there is warmth and welcome next to Him?

All I need to do is tuck myself in – nice and close.

Ruth trusted Boaz.

Marty trusted me.

And I trust Jesus.

At His feet is rest. Protected by the Redeemer – the One who never, ever lets go.

"He alone is my refuge, my place of safety..." (Psalm 91:5)

How are you resting at His feet?

(I'm linked today with Charlotte at Spiritual Sundays, and Peggy at Soaking On SONday. And please feel free to visit me during the week at my other blog, Sharon Sharing God!)

"When in doubt, search God out!"


  1. Ahhh Sharon... I'm SOAKING on SONday - that's how!

    I have been resting and listening to ... well, you'll see if you visit #1 entry at SOS!

    This one is so precious, the comparison is so beautiful! Being a "Mary" makes me appreciate
    even more being at His feet... and I no longer allow any of my 4 to cuddle on the bed but at times when 2 get scared, that's where I find them. Marty is special and knew who he could trust not to squish him or send him away. Isn't that what we want from our Master!

    Another Bible Pick'em that's a Keeper!
    "He is my Refuge and my place of safety"... now if I can just fall asleep and trust (instead of fear, who will care for my dogs or let them out if I do not awake)(sleepless nights but trying)
    Feeling much better but not completely well.

    Many blessings and much love,
    (plus we went off daylight savings)Falling back

  2. Beautiful and to know I'm under the cover of His righteousness warms my heart.

  3. Loved this post. Just the other Sunday my pastor did a sermon on this but I really see the love in it as you described.

  4. I remember as a child when we visited relatives sometimes the kids slept at the foot of the bed. Thinking back on it now I wonder how anybody slept under those conditions but I've always been a sound sleeper so I'm sure I didn't have too much trouble. lol
    Thank you for sharing your precious memory with us.
    Resting at His feet. What could be better?

  5. Beautiful telling, Sharon. Treasured intimacy with Jesus. We are covered, are we not? I like the warmth of his blanket...



"So I have been greatly encouraged in the midst of my troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives me new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How I thank God for you!"
(1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

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