Giving the Blessing
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children. - Ephesians 5:1
This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him! - Luke 9:35
To imitate God (Ephesians 5:1 - our theme verse this week) means that in our relationships, we call out blessing just like the Father did at the transfiguration of Jesus in Luke 9. With others present (Peter, James, and John), the Father spoke through the clouds, paraphrasing what he said at Jesus’s baptism back at the beginning of his ministry.
The relationally within God’s own self is our model for our own relationships. God the Father blesses God the Son. That’s what God is like… so let’s get on it! Who can you bless today? Make a list, or make a reminder on your phone, or write card, or send a text right now. And why not make a habit out of blessing others? Apparently, from all that we hear from God the Father in the New Testament, giving blessing is mostly what gets said!