Gleaning…what is it?
I’m so glad you asked, I’ve always loved the Old Testament story of Ruth. The way the Lord God provided for Ruth and Naomi through the generosity and protection of Boaz is a yet another beautiful, redemptive story of God’s love, protection, and grace for each of us; I highly recommend it, it is where I first heard this term gleaning.
I’ve loved the word, gleaning as long as I can remember.
1. to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.2. to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers.
3. to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly.