We end our journey through Ruth with God's amazing gift to Ruth. Boaz meets with his brothers and ten of the elders in town. His brother says that he cannot take Ruth as his wife since she is a Moabitess. So he hands over his shoe to symbolize giving up his right as redeemer--great symbol, right? Then Boaz buys the land from Naomi and takes Ruth as his wife. And so continues the bloodline of Jesus.
"Now these are the descendants of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron, Hezron of Ram, Ram of Amminadab, Amminadab of Nahshon, Nahshon of Salmon, Salmon of Boaz, Boaz of Obed, Obed of Jesse, and Jesse of David [the ancestor of Jesus Christ]." (Ruth 4:18-22 AMP)
What an amazing history! It illustrates perfectly the way God has a plan and in every situation there is a map that leads to Christ and our salvation. In the words of Hannibal Smith, "I love it when a plan comes together!"