Blessing is about becoming small so someone else can become big.
It's about kneeling down before someone. It is good to kneel down before God, good to remember that he is bigger than greater than we are, too wonderful for us to understand. It's good to get lost in the vastness of God.
There are lots of songs that help us to bless God. 10,000 Reasons has become a classic. If you don't know it please do check it out. It will do your soul good, as will any way that you bless the Lord.
Now here's the bit that may surprise you. Blessing is a two way thing. We bless God and God blesses us. He becomes small so that we can become big. He comes down to our size and welcomes us into his vastness.
Many years ago the priests were called to pray God's blessing on people: 'The Lord bless you and take care of you. The Lord shine his face on you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his face to you and make things go well for you.'*
Try to imagine it for moment: God stooping down to us, giving us favour, shining his light upon us.
Sounds good, doesn't it? We are going to explore this at our all-age service on Sunday. We'll start with 10,000 Reasons and take it from there.
* Numbers 6:24-26
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