Blessing of God’s Children

Blessing of God’s Children

Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel. —Numbers 6:23

God gave Moses instruction on how Aaron, the high priest, was to convey a profound blessing upon the children of Israel. This eloquent, prayerful blessing reflects the heart of God Himself:

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace (v. 24-26).

God’s desire to bless His children remains unwavering. True blessings only come from God, the Creator. This blessing was an expression of what God still wants to do for His children today. 

Salvation does not exempt people from passing through tribulation and difficulty. Sometimes our hearts cry with the burdens that life brings. In those times, let us lift our eyes beyond the visible troubles and turn to the Lord. Remember, His heart is touched by our infirmities. Listen to the still, small voice of the Spirit as He assures us:

I will bless you. I will keep you safe and be a refuge for you in the storm. I will look upon you and guide you with my light. I will be kind and merciful. I will cover you with my presence and give you peace.

More than poetry, this is the blessing God bestows on His children. When our heads are bowed low and burdens weigh heavily on our hearts, we can remember God’s desire to bless us. Strengthened within, filled with God’s peace, covered in His mercy, and embraced by God’s love, we are equipped to go share this blessing with the world.

We can reassure others of His love and comfort, and we can bless them just as Aaron blessed the children of Israel in the name of the Lord. We are not alone; we are not left comfortless. Instead, we can rise, empowered by God’s grace, ready to be vessels of His blessing.

Let us go forth, sharing the peace that surpasses understanding, the love that knows no bounds, and the comfort that sustains even in the darkest hour. May we be conduits of God’s grace and may the light of His countenance shine upon us as we walk in the power of God.