I am your servant Ruth, she said. Spread the corner of your garment over me since you are a guardian-redeemer of our family.
The Hebrew word for ‘wing’ (skirt in some versions) is here translated as the corner of the garment.
When Jesus longed to gather Israel, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings (Matt.23:37) they rejected him. He came into this world and died to be our guardian-redeemer.
Have you ever fallen at his feet, as Ruth did at Boaz’s feet, and said, Jesus my redeemer; please spread your protective wings over me?’
Daily Reading: Luke 9:1-27