“I Love You”

But Ruth said:   

Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you;  For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.  Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried.  The Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.   Ruth 1:16-17

We all seem to say “I love you” in different ways.   It’s often best said through actions, though.  Ruth showed her love for Naomi by staying with her and by working hard to support them both.  Ruth loved Naomi so she trusted her advice in going to Boaz.  Boaz was also a man of action, immediately taking care of providing for Ruth and Naomi and becoming the redeemer for these women.  We may not always hear the words, “I love you,” but, if we listen, we may hear them through the kind actions of someone towards us.

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2 thoughts on ““I Love You”

  1. madame says:

    I’d never thought about those verses meaning “I love you”! I blogged about them not long ago, because they are (or have been ) used as wedding vows. I like your insight to them…

    I like the story of Ruth. She’s sort of like a “second Abraham”, taken out of a nation of idolaters and grafted into the vine of Jesus’ ancestry. And she’s a woman…..

  2. RichardD says:

    Sandy – I love that you posted this article about saying “I love you” in different ways on my wedding anniversary. My wife’s family is not one to voice those words. But she has said “I love you” to me in so many other ways (as well as using the actual words).

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