No or Many Blessings

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Psalm 20; Numbers 6:22–27; Mark 4:21–25

You may know the song, “Count your s, one by one…”

The “Aaronic” outlined in Numbers is one of my favorites. As a pastor, I will default to it at appropriate times (such as the end of a church service). First, of course, it is the one used to bless the People of God. The way it ends with the …putting the name of God on the people warms my heart.

Think of all those s: protection, God’s glory, God’s , God’s watchfulness, God’s peace. Those are pretty mighty s. If we really understood and experienced these s, perhaps we might actually be able and willing to tell the world about Jesus.

Yet, we seem to be inclined to put the s under a basket. We keep the s behind closed doors. Perhaps, we don’t really believe in the s we say we do.


Review the s as noted in the Aaronic prayer. Can or do you see any or all of them in your life? Do you share them with anyone?


Lord, help us to not just see our s. Help us to share them with one another and especially the world that does not yet know you. Amen.

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.