Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Bless You!

Bless You
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace (Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV).
The Lord-
The only God. The one, true, eternal God!
Yahweh. The Giver of all that is good.
The Blesser of every blessing. The Giver of every good and perfect gift. The Giver of the greatest gift, who is the blessing of all blessings—His Son, Jesus Christ the Lord.

bless you-
Not someone else, but you. Not sometime later, but now. Not somewhere else, but right where you are.
Blessed with the blessings found in God alone. Blessings from His presence—for you, with you, in you, upon you, and through you. 

and keep you;
Kept by your Keeper. Not neglected. Not misplaced. Not forsaken. Kept by the Omnipotent God of your salvation. Kept in the almighty hold of His strong hand. Kept by the One who is in charge and in control. Kept by the One who will keep you from falling. Kept by the love of your good and caring Father.

The Lord make His face shine upon you-
His face is Jesus’ face. No darkness there. 
No gloom. No shadows. The face of glory. The beautiful face of holiness. Pure and good. Full of splendor. Brightness shining down upon you. Touching you. Warming you. Beam upon beam of life-giving splendor. His face of glory, shining upon your face with radiant light.

And be gracious to you;
Good, acceptable, beneficial grace. Grace upon grace. Favor upon favor. So much, so freely, coming your way time after time. Grace for strengthening. Grace for abounding. Grace for going, doing, and being. Grace for the journey, grace for enduring, grace for standing strong until His kingdom comes.

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you-
His endearing countenance. Full of compassion and lovingkindness. Intimate, supportive, accepting, gracious, affirming. His smile of delight as He looks upon you, His child. The countenance of your loving Heavenly Father revealing the pleasure you bring to Him because you are His!

and give you peace.
Heart peace. Shalom peace. “Peace that passes understanding” peace. Peace that Jesus gives. Peace the world can’t give. Perfect peace. “The fruit of the Spirit” peace. The peace of God. The peace from God. Peace with God. Peace to cover, peace to enfold, peace to uphold. Peace to quiet you, peace to assure you that you are His.

The greatest blessing of the Lord, 
is the Lord of the blessing.

The blessing of the Lord be upon you!
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©2023 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Marina Bromley. Used with permission, all rights reserved.

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