“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 6:24-25 NKJV
This is a blessing from the Old Testament. It is how God told the church leaders to give a blessing to the Israelites, the children of God. You are a child of God and you are also blessed! The Lord will show you love and favor. He will keep you safe and close to Him. He will shower you with mercy and grace. And He will give you peace.
Think of some of the ways God has already blessed you; like great parents and super friends and a fun church. What other ways are you blessed.? God takes good care of us and wants us to be close to Him. He wants us to enjoy our lives. God blesses us!
But because we are so blessed, we want to share God and His blessings with others. How could you be a blessing to someone else?
Be a Blessing Every Day
Sunday – I smiled and walked Mrs. Henry down the aisle to her favorite seat in the pew.
Monday – I scooted over for the new kid to sit with me on the bus; he was scared, I knew.
Tuesday – I drew a happy picture for my mom because she was feeling a bit sad today.
Wednesday – I clapped and cheered for my little sister when she did her dance in ballet.
Thursday – I volunteered to help my teacher by cleaning desks before Easter break.
Friday – I walked the dog for my dad so he could finish making our dinner, pancakes!
Saturday – I prayed for my family and friends, and then thanked God for all my blessings and that now I can be a blessing.
We want to be a blessing to others because God has blessed us so much! We want others to know how awesome God is. Jesus tells us, “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NIV So by doing good deeds for others (shining our light and blessing them) God will get the glory!
This week try to be a blessing to someone each day. You can do a chore, or make something, or draw a picture, or be a friend, or be a good listener, or just be kind. Ask your parents to help you think of ways that you could bless others. Then share with your parents how you blessed someone. Great work! You gave glory to God in heaven!
If you want to share how you blessed someone this week and let your light shine, ask your parents to send it by Facebook messenger or by email. Then everyone can learn how to be a blessing to others.
God bless and keep each of you as you learn to be a blessing to others!