Ruth 2:1-4 (NIVUK)
1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz.
2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, ‘Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favour.’
Naomi said to her, ‘Go ahead, my daughter.’ 3 So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.
4 Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, ‘The Lord be with you!’
‘The Lord bless you!’ they answered.
It is often commented when it comes to prayer that when we pray coincidences happen. Although this passage isn’t about prayer, it has that same sense of coincidence to it – ‘as it turned out, she was working in field belonging to Boaz…'(3) As it happens? What a load of nonsense, this is no coincidence, God is clearly guiding her steps and providing for her! Boaz himself says, ‘The Lord be with you’ – he clearly is.
Father, help me to see your hand at work in my life and the lives around me today.