I noticed 2 women in the genealogy of Jesus. I often wondered why these 2 and why not the others. After all, it takes two to give birth to a child. It did not mean that much to me to hear this man begot this man, etc, until this year. As I was listening, I discovered the Christmas Story in a different way.
In other words, Salmon and Rahab's son was Boaz, Boaz and Ruth's son was Obed, ... Jacob's son was Joseph. Joseph and Mary were engaged when Mary was having Jesus by the Holy Spirit. Joseph married Mary and accepted Jesus as his son.
Joseph had heard the stories of the redemptive love between Salmon and Rahab and how Boaz redeemed Ruth. When the angel asked Joseph to Redeem and Love marry Mary, Joseph understood what was asked of him to do.
The redemptive loved Salmon gave to Rahab and the redemptive love Boaz gave to Ruth and the redemptive love Joseph gave to Mary is extraordinary. The redeeming accepting love Joseph gave to Mary and Jesus. Jesus gives this same redemptive love freely to everyone.