Sunday, October 30, 2011


At His feet.

Doesn't that sound soothing?

Today's "Bible Pick 'Ems" provides a great introduction to pondering this statement:

"Then Ruth came quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down. Around midnight Boaz suddenly woke up and turned over. He was surprised to find a woman lying at his feet! 'Who are you?'he asked. 'I am your servant Ruth,' she replied. 'Spread the corner of your covering over me, for you are my family redeemer.'"
(Ruth 3:7-9)

Can you just imagine Boaz's surprise?!

I remember one time when I was visiting my son for the weekend. Sleeping arrangements tend to be a little *haphazard* at his one-bedroom apartment! I usually put "dibs" on the recliner. My youngest usually conks out (unintentionally) on the couch.

On this particular night, as I was finally dozing off myself, my youngest was sound asleep, on the couch, with Marty (my adorable grandbeagle) tucked in nice and close to him.

Sometime in the wee hours of the morning, while it was still dark out, I moved to readjust my position. And lo and behold, I was no longer sleeping alone. I was now accompanied by one warm and cuddly beagle, tucked in all nice and close to me.

I looked down at him and smiled. He opened a couple of sleepy eyes, and I'm pretty sure he smiled back. I tucked the blanket over him.

It was a good feeling – downright soothing.

When I read these verses, I thought about that night. How Marty had made his way to me in the middle of the night. Desiring my company, wanting to be close to me, he had quietly found his way to my feet.

Just like Ruth, quietly making her way to the feet of Boaz. When he woke up, did he look down at her and smile? I think he did. Something in his heart moved, and he vowed to marry her.

Ah, is this not the most beautiful picture of our Lord Jesus?!

He is our Redeemer, the One who bought us back from slavery to sin and death. The One who spreads His covering of righteousness over us. The One whose presence we seek.

The One who looks down at us and smiles.

How often do I forget to make my way to His feet? Why do I forfeit the comfort that I find there? How is it that I sometimes prefer to be wandering about in my own ways – cold and lonely – when there is warmth and welcome next to Him?

All I need to do is tuck myself in – nice and close.

Ruth trusted Boaz.

Marty trusted me.

And I trust Jesus.

At His feet is rest. Protected by the Redeemer – the One who never, ever lets go.

"He alone is my refuge, my place of safety..." (Psalm 91:5)

How are you resting at His feet?

"When in doubt, search God out!"


  1. Sharon - there is such comfort to know that we can rest at the feet of Jesus.

    I love the book of Ruth - the kinsman reedemer a foreshadowing of our Reedermer, Jesus Christ.

    Have a blessed and joyful Sunday!

  2. Ah! Rest! That's the ticket! Here's hoping to get into that place and STAY there - the only way to walk in a hurried world. Resting at His feet like a good Mary. Thanks for starting my day off with this - resting in His Word and the fellowship of the Body this morning!


  3. Oh Sharon, I love when you include Marty in your posts because I can totally relate to your experience and also to how you see God in those moments. Last night Buster jumped up into our bed, circled a few times, sighed contentedly, and fell fast asleep. I should learn from him, to rest at ease, leaning on my Savior for all my needs and comfort, just as Buster leans on me. I'm going to remember this post and use it as a visual as to how I should lean on Jesus. Thank you Sharon, thank you, Marty.

  4. I can imagine Marty snuggling up with you Sharon!! How cute! I liked this; usually I'm lying people at Jesus' feet as I pray for them, I haven't thought in a bit to lie myself at his feet and just rest in him and who he is! I'll have to remember to do so!!!


  5. Hi Sharon,
    Lovely post, I too can picture your doggie curled up with you. It is very thought provoking post also and I think I would say, yes, I do lie at the feet of Jesus, but too often I get up and wander around in my own strength and I stumble.

    God Bless and Take Care - Nita

  6. This is a wonderful reflection of drawing close and safe to our Savior. Have a great day!

  7. My favorite thing about this is that you not only had me thinking from Ruth's perspective, I thought of Boaz's perspective, and the scene with you and Marty helped to crystallize that.

    And then, I thought about Jesus.
    I always think of running to His feet as something that benefits ME. I feel the joy, and the peace, and the security of resting there.

    Tonight, you had me thinking of the joy from His perspective. Quite frankly, I want to be more like Marty.

    Except with no dog breath.

  8. Yes. Love this. I need to sit at his feet.


"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

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