"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26
Familiar words to many. They are commonly referred to as the "Aaronic blessing". (Words the Lord gave to Moses to give to Aaron to bless the people of Israel.) They are grand to share and sweet to hear. Have been thinking about them much lately, especially when walking into the house that is now our home. It hardly seems real.
There are always so many blessings, even in that strange year (just passed) when, by the grace of God and the kindness of many, there were many homes to stay in. And now though, to be able to go home for lunch, to have the grand kids come over on a spur of moment instead of planning carefully.
Indeed all of those promises of the blessing Aaron offered at God's direction have been present all along, it is just that now they seem all the more real. Please forgive my rambling, but I cannot help but share how good it feels to be "home" and to know the "peace" that comes with it. It is true that sometimes we can only truly appreciate something when it is gone, and to have a return to "normalcy" now, makes those words sound all the sweeter. May I never be foolish enough to take such blessings for granted.
And may those words of blessing speak to you as well, may you know the "shining countenance of the Lord" and the "peace" that comes with it.
"Holy God, may your Word, read and proclaimed, be for us this day living water and the bread of life. We yield ourselves to the Word you will speak to each of us, seeking only to hear your voice, see your face and respond to your will for our lives. Amen."
Wednesday 10:00 am Bible Study with Pastor
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