The sun was almost straight overhead when Boaz rode in from Bethlehem to oversee his harvest. He had carefully selected his reapers, knowing each worker by name. As a leader in Bethlehem, Boaz also knew the gleaners. However today, from atop his steed, he spied someone new.
“The Lord be with you,” Boaz greeted his workers.
“The Lord bless you,” they responded.
Making his way to his servant in charge, he dismounted and asked, “Who’s the new gleaner?”