Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ruth, Joseph & Queen of Sheba

I enjoy so much the many facets of the "Love Story" in the book of Ruth.
Our Great God takes a Gentile widow, Ruth, (who truly loved her MIL).
Transports her to a new land, gives her a godly husband, Boaz,
makes her the great grandmother of David,
putting her in the line of our Savior! !  

I was encouraged and pointed to the the LORD in the following verses.

Ruth 3:16  -  "And when she (Ruth) came to her MIL, she (MIL) said, "How did you fare? 
Then she (Ruth) told her (Naomi) all that the man (Boaz) had done for her .... ""

          Boaz was a "Kinsman Redeemer" or one who had the privilege or responsibility to act for one in need.
          Christ is our "Redeemer" coming to us in our need ... of a Savior from our sin.

This reminded me of Joseph ... a type of Christ, who told his brothers when they returned to their father ..

Genesis 45:13  -  "You must tell my father (Jacob), of all my honor in Egypt."


When the Queen of Sheba went to visit Solomon she said ....

I Kings 10:7  -  "The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words & of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom & prosperity surpass the report that I heard."

These verses point me to the loveliness of  our LORD Jesus Christ.
We can think on Him day after day, hour after hour 
and His person, work and character are without end.

Oh how the Father must love to hear and know our thoughts about His Son.
His One and Only Son who He gave for me ! !

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Last Earthly Days of my Savior

Some friends and I have been reading and re-reading 
the 4 Gospel accounts 
of the last week of Christ's earthly life.  
We stop reading when the Savior says, "It is finished." 
and bowed His head and died.  
On Sunday we will be thrilled to read of the 
It would be fun to go from house to house and shout ... 
 and then hear the echo ...
But instead, we will meet at a restaurant for a Sunrise Breakfast 
before meeting with fellow saints
to remember, once again, how the LORD Jesus paid for my sin on the cross,
and remember His triumphal RESURRECTION from the dead!!

Jeremy pointed me to this very interesting and thoughtful "timeline" of
the last week the Savior spent on the earth.  
Its of great encouragement to spend some time this week (and every week)
meditating on what our Savior did for us.