Giving The Blessing

This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

‘“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’

        - Numbers 6:23-26

This passage from the Old Testament is the blessing that God taught his people to pronounce over each other. We're going to look at this blessing a couple of different ways the rest of this week.

There are three different pairs of lines - what does each mean to you? Take a few minutes and write down your thoughts.

Think about what would it mean to you to have someone bless you like that with earnestness and love.

Think about what it would mean to someone else to have you bless them like that with earnestness and love.

What is God saying for you to do with these reflections today?

(Note: at the Ash Wednesday reflection time on Wed Feb 14th from 6-8pm at Bill and Katy's house there will be a time of blessing)