It wasn’t a leap year, but it was a leap of faith. As Ruth casts herself at the feet of Boaz and asks him to cover her with his blanket, she is asking for his commitment to cover her with his provision and protection. In honoring her request, Boaz foreshadows Jesus, our Kinsman-Redeemer. When we cast ourselves at the feet of Christ, Jesus covers us with the blood of His covenant. He provides. He protects. He calls us His own and makes us His Bride.
7And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came softly and uncovered his feet and lay down.
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