Sometimes you can feel when something big is going to happen. That is the way it feels with David coming up. The book of Ruth is a cute story that is much happier than the previous books, but there does not seem to be a lot of point to it.
I enjoyed Ruth’s love of her mother-in-law and the kindness of Boaz, but the happenings within this book seem irrelevant other than it is the story of some of David’s ancestors. The last few verses draw out the lineage to David making it seem important for that reason only.
But just as I feel this in the Bible, it seems to happen in real life at times as well. Many times when something huge is going to happen in my life I start to feel antsy. I never have been able to tell what it is, but often times it is a precursor to major news. Sometimes good, sometimes bad.
I wonder if this has been the case with others. Did the people of Germany feel the impending terror? Did they feel anything just before the Berlin Wall fell?
I have had an odd feeling for a while now and I keep thinking something big is on the horizon. But then again maybe it is just the uncertainty of life and getting older.
Favorite book of the Bible so far: Genesis
Favorite Bible story so far: Story of Joseph
Favorite small detail so far: Moses face shining for 40 days after seeing the face of God
Bible Read: Ruth