Mic Drop

mic drop: When a performer or speaker intentionally drops/throws the microphone on the floor after an awesome performance.

The book of Ruth ends with the happiest of happy endings. Naomi, who was left alone, not only had a daughter & son-in-law, but also a grandson! But the author doesn’t stop there. As I read Ruth today, I noticed that it ends with 2 genealogies. The first is in the text: “The neighbor women said, ‘Now at last Naomi has a son again!’ And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David” (Ruth 4:17). Just in case you missed it, it’s also repeated:

Salmon was the father of Boaz.
Boaz was the father of Obed.
Obed was the father of Jesse.
Jesse was the father of David.   Ruth 4:21, 22

Boom. The story ends. Mic drop.

The Lord had written more than a happy ending for Naomi and Ruth; he wrote them into the genealogy of Israel’s greatest king and (more importantly) the King of Kings. God took a faithful life and turned it into something so much bigger than anyone could have predicted. Ruth deserves a mic drop because nothing more needed to be said.

As I read this, I was reminded yet again that when the Lord is the author of our lives, you never know where you’ll end up. This week, this year, this life will take twists and turns, but in Jesus the end is glorious.

I look forward to many more moments when the Lord’s masterful work in my life leaves me speechless.

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