The book of Ruth is a beautiful, redeeming love story, but its beginnings were rooted in tragedy, which we’ve learned about these last couple of weeks. But this week, the story takes the turn of redemption and in a very unexpected way.
We continue this week in Exodus 38, which focuses on the altar for burnt offering, the basin for washing, the courtyard, and the account of the materials.
When fruit grows on a vine it begins to weigh down the branch and it bows low to the ground. Mud then splatters on the fruit from the rain or dust clings to it after a hot blowing wind. The fruit itself isn’t bad, but it needs to be washed so it can ripen properly.