Gratitude Day 630
Numbers 6:24-26 – The Lord bless you and protect you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his face to you and grant you peace.
It doesn’t happen every day … but has been occurring multiple times a week.
I listen to this one video.
It’s a song called The Blessing. And yes, I’ve shared it before. In fact, last year at the beginning of the pandemic, it’s a song that I often turned to for inspiration and comfort.
And then life went on. The days of the pandemic increased and increased. We tried to find ways to keep life somewhat normal. Sometimes we did. Other times, we failed. Or maybe this was just me.
For the last number of weeks, I have found myself going back to this song. SO. OFTEN. While there are a variety of different versions of this song, I REALLY love this version. Taped in a living room. With just regular, ordinary things. Nothing special. Yes, the words are the same but it’s the simplicity of this version that I have fallen in love with.
The song is based on Numbers 6:24-26. It’s a priestly prayer that is buried in an Old Testament book that is probably not a highly read book of the Bible. But hidden there are these beautiful words that the Lord gives to Moses. In fact, the Lord tells Moses to share these words with Aaron and his and in doing so, all the Israelites will be blessed. Say to Aaron and his sons these words:
Why was it important for Moses to share these words with Aaron?
Aaron was Moses older brother. When God asked Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and back to the Promised Land, Moses debated with God. “But I’m not a good speaker,” Moses said. God tells Moses not to worry Aaron will be your spokesperson.
Later, Aaron and his sons are declared to be the priests for the Israelites. They are the ones who will be responsible for the spiritual well-being of the Israelites. They will lead worship and care for those who are struggling. Quite honestly, like any other clergy or pastor, sometimes, Aaron and his descendants got it right. Other times, they got it horribly wrong.
Yet, they are the ones who carried the Lord’s blessing to everyone else. When God gives this blessing to Aaron and his sons, God is giving the priests the words to say to the people so they will know that the Lord will always be with them.
It seems to me that as I yearn this song of late, I’m yearning to know that the Lord will always be with me. And so, the song is on repeat on my laptop; getting played over and over and over.
I printed off the words and put them in a little frame that is now in my bathroom. Words that I can see at the beginning of the day. Words that assure me and comfort me that the Lord will always be with me.
Every. Step. Of. The. Day.
Every. Breathe. Of. The. Day.
Every. Moment. Of. The Day.
Just in case you need to know that the Lord is with you today, I wanted to share this song with you. I’m also including the printable art just in case you want to print a copy off and put in your bathroom. Or by your desk. Or on your nightstand. Just in case it might be nice for you to know that the Lord will always be with you.
Today. Tomorrow. Next week.
God’s got it.
God will be with you.
Amen and amen.
For the comfort in knowing that the Lord will always be with me, I am grateful.
Holy Lord – Thank you for always being with me. With us. Thank you for making Your face shine upon me. Thank you for be gracious with me, for lifting up your countenance upon me and giving me peace. Amen.
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