Rut 3-4; Mark 14:1-31; Psalm 15-16
We hear the end of the story of Ruth – ‘So Boaz took Ruth and she became hs wife. When they came together, the LORD made her conceive’
The text gives us no out – the LORD – the God of Israel, made her conceive. It is yet another reminder of God working his promises out through the gift of a child. Sarah, Ruth, Hannah, ‘the virgin (LXX) shall conceive . . .’.
Meanwhile the work of Israel’s true king hastens on. Finally Jesus and the disciples are free of the press of the crowds. The narrative is terse – it is in haste. God’s Salvation is pressing in