Read it! Ruth 4:13-17
“He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age.
For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.”
Think it through
Do you ever get the feeling that the book of Ruth is really more about Naomi?
I’d expect a book called “Ruth” to end with Ruth herself, happy with her husband and cradling her son in her arms. But instead we’re left with the image of Naomi holding and caring for the child, and her friends saying, “Naomi has a son!”