This is next in a series of sermons showing how Jesus as deliverer is pictured in the people that God used throughout the Old Testament. It had been a while since I’d done one and I wasn’t sure who would be next. I almost missed Boaz! If you don’t remember who he is, it is probably because the person you would remember in his story is Ruth. It’s really her story, and it is a beautiful one. It is she who makes the choice to leave behind everything she knows out of loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi (Ruth 1:16.) Because of that choice, she is brought into God’s family. Quite literally, because she became part of the lineage of Jesus. There’s so much for us to learn here about the mercy of God and the importance of the choices we make. Go ahead and read the whole book. It’s a short one.