In the incredible story of Ruth, we find through unforeseen calamity a woman, Naomi and her daughter-in -law Ruth in poverty, with no one to provide for them they are reduced to gleaning the fields for their sustenance. Upon notice of the owner they are given extra sloppy harvesting waste (to their advantage). Then with instruction from Naomi, Ruth the Moabitess, went to Boaz after the days work and laid at his feet, upon arising the next day he proceeded with the process of redeeming Naomi and Ruth. As a kinsman he was legally able to pay the redemption price for their future, in redeeming land and rights.
in Mark 5.22 we see Jairus, a synagogue official, fall at the feet of Jesus, on behalf of his daughter who was at deaths door. As Jesus enters the room of the now dead girl He takes her by the hand and brings her to life.
In Mark 7.25 , a Syro-Phonecian woman beseeches Jesus falling at his feet for the release of her daughter from demons. Upon much pleading, because of her tenacity and faith Jesus casts the demon out of the daughter.
The law for redemptions are in Leviticus 25. The concept of falling at the feet of your redeemer are older than that, with Job making the surprising prophetic cry in the midst of his agony Job 19.25 “As for me I know that my Redeemer liveth.”
In our hymns we sing about falling at the feet of Jesus, or taking our burdens and placing them at the feet of Jesus, we are are on pretty solid ground with these concepts. Because Jesus tabernacled with us He is our kinsman, and because He paid the price for our sin by His death and resurrection, He is our redeemer. In humility we can come to Jesus and get phenomenal answers to our prayers, for He is more than wealthy enough to pay the cost and is more than willing to do so.
Psalms 19.14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight O Jehovah, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
Friends, don’t be shy about crying out to Jesus, He has already paid the price. He has redeemed us! We are set free, use His attributes for the glory of God and for your benefit also. ” O what peace we often forfeit, Oh what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry, everything to God in prayer.”