Dare To Believe

What courage she must have had

To believe in her heart

To shadow Naomi’s steps

Follow her to another land

A place she’d never been

What courage she must have felt

To walk the path toward a place

She’d never seen herself

But had only heard and dreamed about

A land faraway from her people

A land where she believed

God would bless her completely

What courage she must have known

To have gleaned from the crops

Of a stranger to her own soul, a stranger

Who would offer her His land to glean

All the food she could gather

More than she would have expected

What courage she must have borne

To have proposed to love someone

She had only known for a short time

Someone who might or might not

Extend a welcome to her proposition

Would he be pleased with her?

Or would he downright reject her?

It would be only a short while

Before Boaz became her spouse

The one who would father the child

Who would make her the great grandmother

Of King David… a man after God’s own heart

Who would also be the forefather of One,

The light of the world, Jesus Christ

What courage she must have known

To become grandparent to God’s only Son!

1 Samuel 13:14 (KJV) - But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

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