After two years, my favorite post on this blog is still one of the first. When I thought about how different the fairy story of Cinderella is from the most romantic story in the Bible (Ruth), I learned so much about the kind of woman God wants me to be. He wants workers. When Ruth worked hard in the hot fields, gleaning grain so that she and her mother in law could eat, Boaz gave her this blessing:
May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.(Ruth 2:12)
Ruth was rewarded beyond the extra grain Boaz left for her. She went from being a poverty stricken foreigner to the wife of a rich man and the great grandmother of the future king of Israel. God certainly listened to Boaz's wishes for Ruth.