Praying for Israel
Why would Ruth want to stay with Naomi? Naomi was a widow, and now, childless. She was alone, destitute and in a famine. Why would she say; “thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God”? Naomi had no apparent blessings in her life. Naomi must have possessed an incredible amount of God’s presence, peace and confidence in God in order for Ruth to want to abide with her.
Once Ruth (a Gentile) aligned herself with Naomi (a Jew), and she gleaned in the fields, some grain (harvest) was left to her on purpose. When Boaz, her kinsman redeemer, married her, she was given the fields (full harvest).
Could it be that when we intercede for Israel and align ourselves as allies, that we can expect our kinsman redeemer, Jesus, to give us the harvest fields?
As we watch antisemitism rise around the world, I encourage you to fervently pray for the nation of Israel and its people!
Cooper City, Florida