Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BLESS YOU

I walk over most of the weekday mornings to help get "the boys" off to school.  We are fortunate that their school is half way between our homes and I only live a little over a mile from them.  Mom walks them to school most days, but I have the privilege of doing the walking when baby sister needs mom at home.  It brings back many wonderful memories of taking my own to school---always in a car--but the trip purpose was the same.  The thing that pleases me most is knowing I am leaving them with a blessing as they enter the threshold of their weekday home.  My words are the final words before they enter "The World" and it is important to choose them wisely.  As they cross over into their alternate universe, they take with them those final words of wisdom, comfort, and love.  It is a heady and important responsibility to issue that final blessing--the sending forth.  





One of The Dynamic Duo

The blessings we give to our loved ones are profound moments with life long consequences and effects.  I thought of all the times I was privileged to give those blessings--all the leavings--all the milestones--all those important steps in life-those "Big Days & Occasions"--as well as the everyday moments. Those words which in most instances were thrown out there with no thought or plan and never a glimmer of belief of the weight they carried.  How many missed chances have their been when I was too wrapped up in the busyness of the  world to give that blessing?  

The Word is filled with blessings being given.  Believe me when something is repeated over and over--it carries profound importance and God is being sure we understand.  I think of the stolen blessing Isaac gave Jacob, 


28 May God give you of heaven's dew and of earth's richness-- an abundance of grain and new wine. 
 
29 May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed."

Of Esau's angst and anger over this all important blessing being taken from him.
I remember one of my favorite blessings-

24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’


found in Numbers.

  Again and again--The Word testifies to blessings given by God to us and the blessings bestowed upon others by man. It is one of the most significant gifts we give-when we exercise the privilege of bestowing a blessing.

And at the end of the day---at the end of our time--we may be given the opportunity for one final blessing.  What words of wisdom, words of hope, words of love will you utter if given that chance?  If you knew in advance--could you prepare and deliver that final blessing?  OH--but man does not know the moment in time when he will be called---so our opportunity needs to be seized now---not soon--but now.  Issue each blessings as if it is your last--for truly you never know. And so I leave you today with this blessing-

2 comments:

  1. There is no doubt in my mind, that we all will answer for our deeds, words etc. Love the photo of your grandson...smiles--have a beautiful day friend.

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!