As we come to the final part of this wonderful story, we find ourselves transported out of the lives of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz and pushed forward to see the magnificence of God’s redemptive plan. Now we see that all the elements of this very human story are actually previews of the supernatural work of God through the incarnate Christ. As Boaz “redeems” Ruth, so Christ redeems all who run to Him. And as Naomi’s life became “full” once more through the birth of a son, so also our lives find their truest satisfaction and purpose in the Son whose birth we will shortly be celebrating during Advent.
All along the way, the story of Ruth has pulled at us, reminding us that we all were without merit, entitled to nothing. But God has sent us a Boaz in the person of our Savior Jesus Christ, who – out of great love and at great expense – has rescued, redeemed, and reformed us in order that He might be an eternal refuge for us. To God be the glory!