The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” Ruth 2:12
Many times in scripture God is pictured as an eagle, watching over Israel
Often the wings are specifically mentioned.
The wings provide two things.
Protection and provision.
Ruth has come with nothing, dependent on the grace of strangers.
So we come with nothing dependent on the grace of Almighty God.
And we, like Ruth, find exactly what we need.
In a word, we find refuge.
Which is amazing in itself.
I love that word, that idea.
Safety. Comfort. Rest.
But God goes beyond even that, and gives a reward.
Who is like the Lord, our God?