February 26 – The Blessing of God’s Smile

One of my all-time favorite blessings in the Bible is the blessing that the Lord gave to Aaron to pass on to His people.  I want this blessing of God’s protection, His smile and His peace and I want it for everyone whom I love.  Revel in the goodness of a good God who has good things to offer those He loves.  If we try, we can almost feel the warmth of these ancient words, known as the priestly blessing, relayed from God to Moses to Aaron to us.

“Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing: ‘May the LORD bless you and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.’ Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.”  It is so good I want to bless again: May the Lord bless you and protect you.  May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.  What a blessing!  What a God!

Numbers 6:22-27 NLT