Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13 "Turn Your Face To Us" Numbers 5-6

This.  The words to bless your people, to put God's name on their faces.
Say this.
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 6:24-26.

The blessing is for every journey of life.
Israel prepares to leave Mt. Sinai and journey through a wilderness.
It's the story of our lives.
"Bless us where it counts" - the word "bless" covers all the work here.  No conditions attached:  both physical and spiritual health.
"Keep us safe" - the word "keep" focuses on concerns for safety in our travels.  God will shelter us well.
"God's Face" - the word "Face" - The Light of God contrasts the darkness not far from our view.  We will see so much darkness.  May we see the Shining Face of God on all we meet on this journey.
"Lifting Up" - the word "Lifting Up" is a gracious movement of God toward us; and it's God gracious moving through us.  Lift up your Light and shine on this world here.  And give us all peace.  And God says:  "I will bless these people."
"Put God's Name on the people" - the word "putting God's name on" comes supremely by means of the Word of God.  May we wear God's Name so that all we meet will see and believe.  And may we put the Name of God on every face we see.
For all our days.  

PHOTO: Our church. At The Arboretum. Putting God's words on these people. 


3 comments:

  1. This passage of scripture is one of my favorites.

    My prayer today:
    LORD, may your face shine upon me and grant me peace.

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  2. I just prayed this for you today, Carol! May God Himself put His Words on you and give you peace.

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  3. Glad to be in Numbers! Praying this beautiful benediction over you, too, Bev!

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