“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” (Numbers 6: 24-26)
Who doesn’t need a good benediction? Isn’t a blessing such as this one accepted into our hearts as meant just for us, such a wonderful and healing thing to receive? Everything that this tender wish extends to us is honestly what God already and always is giving us.
Our mighty and tender God is always blessing you and keeping you. His face, His smile of approval and eyes that see you truly, is shining directly upon you. You are always face-to-face with the Truth of His Love. You can’t avoid this gaze of God and your own active, natural reflection of all the good that is in Him, in infinite Spirit–the Life that is pure goodness and completeness and joy.
God’s unwavering attention is His graceful graciousness. The benediction of His presence is our sweet release to all that is right and satisfying and full of love. His countenance lifted, His active glee at our being, is our guarantee of the good life, His Life. God is always looking at you and looking after you, with delight at doing it. Accept this blessing willingly. It is yours perpetually, and its promise and immediate reward is peace.
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