The Blessing of God’s People
Today’s reading: Numbers 4:34-6:27
One of my joys as a pastor is to give this benediction to God’s people. Those who understand it’s meaning (i.e. that it is not a prayer during which we traditionally bow our heads and close our eyes) stand looking with expectancy for God’s blessing through His Word and by His Spirit.
24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
[For more reflections on these passages see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].