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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

His Banner Still Covers

The Lord said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:
This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them:
The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!
So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites,
and I will bless them.”
(Numbers 6:22-27)

It must have seemed obscene
to people wandering the desert
for 40 years
to think God blessed them,
kept them,
and let His face
shine on them.

But He had.

Despite their grumbling,
and pining
after Egypt,

God was gracious to them,
looked kindly on them
and gave them –

at least,
those who accepted it –

His peace.

And so with us,
regardless of our desert
or the reason we wander there,
God has not forgotten
or forsaken us.

Trust Him.
His banner over you is love.

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