OUR FATHER WHO ORCHESTRATES DESTINIES BY ARRANGING SEEMINGLY RANDOM EVENTS
A man from the town of Bethlehem named Elimelek, during a famine, took his wife Naomi and his two sons to the land of Moab to try find a better life there.
While in Moab, his sons married two Moabite women but after a time, Elimelek and his two sons died in Moab.
Three widows remained and for the sake of survival, Naomi told her two daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth, to go back to their own families while she tried to make it back to her homeland in Judah.
Ruth refused to leave Naomi and they traveled back to Naomi's country together. Once back in Judah, Ruth decided to go out into the barley fields after the harvesters had gone through to glean for grains of barley so that she and Naomi would have something to eat.
Ruth chapter 2 verse 3 continues the story this way;
So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.
This verse captures the seemingly fortuitous event of Ruth, the Moabitess, randomly selecting a field in which to glean and going into a field belonging to a man named Boaz who was from the same clan that Elimelek, her father-in-law, happened to be from.
Boaz noticed Ruth and gave her favor and protection among the people working on his land because he had heard of her love and care of Naomi.
As advised by Naomi, Ruth went to back see Boaz to make a gesture of goodwill toward him and because he respected her, they solemnly agreed to take the formal steps needed and once complete, Ruth and Boaz married.
They had a son named Jessie and Jessie had a son named David who became known a king David and the lineage of king David went all the way to down to Jesus our Lord.
By a seemingly fortuitous selection of a field to glean from, a woman from Moab was enjoined to a stream of destiny that placed her in the line of the ancestors of the promised Messiah.