Ruth worked from morning until evening. She was determined to be a sufficient provider for herself and her mother in law. Her choice of work was to harvest barley from Boaz’s fields.

Boaz knew Ruth’s work wasn’t meant to entirely benefit herself but that she was trying to be a blessing to her mother in law. He valued her kindness and generosity. Boaz was inspired to reciprocate her actions. He chose to help her.

When you see a person working for the Lord acknowledge it. You could say a prayer on their behalf or offer an encouraging word. You might even be led to join them. Just don’t ignore their effort. We are in this together.

Ruth 2:4-17