Ruth 2:3

“She gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was
to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was
of the kindred of Elimelech.”
Ruth 2:3

Her hap was. Yes, it seemed nothing but an accident, but how divinely
was it overruled! Ruth had gone forth with her mother’s blessing, under
the care of her mother’s God, to humble but honourable toil, and the
providence of God was guiding her every step. Little did she know that
amid the sheaves she would find a husband, that he should make her the
joint owner of all those broad acres, and that she a poor foreigner
should become one of the progenitors of the great Messiah. God is very
good to those who trust in him, and often surprises them with unlooked
for blessings. Little do we know what may happen to us to-morrow, but
this sweet fact may cheer us, that no good thing shall be withheld.
Chance is banished from the faith of Christians, for they see the hand
of God in everything. The trivial events of to-day or to-morrow may
involve consequences of the highest importance. O Lord, deal as
graciously with thy servants as thou didst with Ruth.

How blessed would it be, if, in wandering in the field of meditation
to-night, our hap should be to light upon the place where our next
Kinsman will reveal himself to us! O Spirit of God, guide us to him. We
would sooner glean in his field than bear away the whole harvest from
any other. O for the footsteps of his flock, which may conduct us to
the green pastures where he dwells! This is a weary world when Jesus is
away-we could better do without sun and moon that without him-but how
divinely fair all things become in the glory of his presence! Our souls
know the virtue which dwells in Jesus, and can never be content without
him. We will wait in prayer this night until our hap shall be to light
on a part of the field belonging to Jesus wherein he will manifest
himself to us.

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