"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

5/12/10

The Aaronic Blessing - Word-Filled Wednesday

Welcome to my contribution to Word-Filled Wednesday, hosted this week by Lori at All You Have To Give. Be sure to check out her blog, and the links below it, for more visual inspiration from Scripture.

I was pondering what verse to do for Word-Filled Wednesday this week, when my wonderful husband Marc reminded me of one that I had "grown up on." It reminded me of my "Jewish roots," so to speak, but also helped me remember that there is so much richness in ALL of God's Word - Old AND New Testament. Praying that this blessing blesses you, as it has God's people for thousands of years.

 The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

Who doesn't need this blessing?

Thanks for stopping by - be sure to come back tomorrow for a verse to ponder (hint: you may have heard it before) for my own wonderful meme, Monday Manna. Oh - and TODAY, be sure to stop by Photobucket for more

 
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10 comments:

  1. I love you, JoDear! Praying this blessing/prayer for you today too. Well, not just for today! =]
    Hugs!!

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  2. We bless our children with this one every Friday night!

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  3. Hey Joanne!

    I'm fascinated by the beautiful blending of the Old and New Test...Have you been to Skip Moen's site? It's an awesome study on the Hewbrew words...I'm in the middle of "Sitting at the Feet of the Rabbi Jesus," by Ann Spangler. I love diving into the Jewishness that was Jesus...

    Awesome Word today! What a beautiful blessing!

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  4. It truely is a wonderful blessing. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So true, aren't we all blessed by this verse! Happy WFW!

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  6. I love this scripture.

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  7. Love this verse, Joanne, and you're right... Who couldn't use a blessing like this? I so want the face of God shining down on me in all that I do.

    peace~elaine

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  8. I love to ask that God's favor go before me when I go to do something...maybe even when I am entering a room alone..
    I asked for His grace and favor yesterday as I serenely drove to take the service in the elderly flats next to the church.....I was so serene in His favor until I saw the shut door......I opened it...and every elderly eye looked at me..and oh boy did I need favor. I said...am I late........?
    and yes..instead of being 15 mins early I was 15 mins late. The two places side by side operate at different times and both the Pastor and I got it wrong by 15 mins.....he ran all the way from next door.
    They were singing the Old Rugged Cross and a "waiting for the preacher" song..I took a deep breath and stood up and said...I was asking for God's forgiveness and cleansing before I came.now I need to ask you to forgive me.
    We got there and I spoke to everyone over a cuppa later and I was sort of forgiven....but if ever I needed God to go before me...
    Those older faces are not so inclined to smile as they could be.
    I think in fact I may be older than some of them but I make a real effort to smile at those I meet.
    We sang a benediction at the end....your text reminded me of yesterday and favor and God's blessing.

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  9. One of my fav blessing verses, Jo. Love it!

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