I have been thinking a lot over the weeks since our UK Lockdown and today I wanted to share the beauty that lies in blessing.
The word blessing means: God’s favour and protection. I also feel that there is a language of blessing, so we shall examine that a little.
There is a proverb in the bible ‘the power of life and death is in the tongue’. How many of us have heard things that wound us inside, comments that cause pain. I remember to this very day the negative comments from teachers in my school report. And the opposite is also true, words of blessing just lift us and instill hope. Words in a card, words on the phone; these are especially meaningful and poignant during this isolated time.
And blogs are very powerful. The connections I have made through my blogging have been beautiful. I love reading the words of fellow writers, seeing their lockdown experiences, hearing their voices. It creates a lovely connectedness that instils a common goal; to keep pressing through and keep hopeful.
Today I want to share a lovely blessing with you. The recipe of hope today is to think about how you have been blessed and how you can bless other people around you. My friends delivering me some buns the other week, hot from the oven, made my day! So the cooks among you, that may be something that will relaly bless other people! There is a beautiful blessing below if you want to meditate upon it.
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. (Numbers 6:24-26 RSV)