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Ordinary Days

July 17, 2012

“The Gleaners” by Jean-Francois Millet (1857), Musee D’Orsay (Accession No. 592), Source Project Yorck: 10,000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (ISBN 3936122202), Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH (PD-Art l Old-100)

Most of our days are ordinary ones. We go into the office, meet with clients, deal with vendors and personnel issues. We return phone calls; respond to faxes and emails.

We fight traffic and the never ending battle with paperwork; reply to motions; attempt to schedule depositions.

We become experts on obscure statutes; review police reports and medical records – some dry, some so horrific we could never have imagined ourselves dealing with them. All in the course of our ordinary days.

A few of us try cases, and have the scars to show for it. Rarely though can any of us know the full impact of our lives.

So, too, with Ruth.  A pagan, Ruth chose to follow her widowed mother-in-law back to Judah.  Once there, Ruth’s days were occupied working in the fields.  No one could have predicted, when she married Boaz, that Ruth would become the great-grandmother of King David.

She had already entered the lineage of the Messiah.

Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers.  And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz… ” (Ruth 2:3).

Lord Jesus, we labor in Your fields, unaware of what fruit our efforts may yield.  Pour your grace out on our ordinary days, that there may be a great harvest.

 Amen

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