|“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.” Number 6:24-26|
These amazing words, found in the book of Numbers, were given by God to Aaron to speak blessing over the people of Israel. Thousands of years later, this blessing is still spoken to church congregations around the world. These words are an amazing reminder to us of the new things God wants to do in our lives each day and in every new season of our lives.
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord alone can truly bless us and keep us safe. He is the one who blesses us with health, finances, and peace. He also blesses us as he keeps us, holds us, and comforts us in our times of despair and sorrow.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you. The Lord is looking at you. He sees you. He will show His favor towards you as he fills your life with peace and blessings. Just as the warmth of the sun's rays shines on your face, flooding you with warmth, the Lord shines his face on you to warm you with his love. We are forever changed by his light.
And be gracious to you. This amazing phrase tells us that God is forgiving, merciful, and compassionate. Our sins should put distance between us and God, but through the death and resurrection of Jesus our sins have been forgiven, and we draw close in fellowship to God! God sees you right where you are. He forgives you. He has compassion for you and the heartbreaking things you are walking through today.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you. These powerful words tell us God is near enough that you can see Him and His hand at work in your life. He isn't stressed about any of the situations you face. He is sovereign. He is in control. He has a good plan to get you through it.
And give you peace. Perfect peace will flood your heart, your mind, and your day as you embrace the blessings and favor of the Lord. This is perfect peace. This peace allows you to overcome all obstacles in your life. This peace is a gift given to you by your Heavenly Father! by Tiffany Thibault