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 (NRSV)
Usually in a Lutheran worship service, Pastor gives the Aaronic benediction at the very end of worship, right after the sermon. The words of the benediction come directly from the prayer God gave Moses for his son Aaron, the high priest, to pray over the people of Israel.
This is a wonderful way for us to begin our week of being sent out into the world to live out our calling as God-followers.
What could be better than beginning everything under a covering of blessings, grace and peace?
This benediction is my prayer for everyone who comes to this site for Bible study- that we would live as God’s people: blessed to be a blessing, given grace to extend grace, and peaceful to live in peace with ourselves and with all of God’s children.