Have you ever heard the phrase "blessed to be a blessing"?
Vintage postcard of banana tree.
I first heard this phrase while studying the Bible in Colorado. This was the unifying theme as we worked our way from Genesis to Revelation. We learned God poured out his blessings on Adam and Eve, and later Israel, so his people could be a blessing to others. In the New Testament, we learned Christ's work and teaching continued God's goal of blessing all nations.

Blessing is defined as "a special favor, mercy, or benefit," given by God or others.

One of my favorite blessings is

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26 TNIV)
Anyone can share a blessing. Why let professional pastors and priests have all the fun?

Life's too short to wallow in a wealth of blessings without sharing a few.

Here are some I've shared:
  • May love welcome you like puppies.
  • May love gush from your home.
  • May mercy massage your memories.
  • May peace percolate within you.
  • May patience arrive on time to help.
  • May joy jettison sadness from your life.
  • May goodness grow green harvests for you.

What blessing can you share? What blessing would you keep? Share in the comments.


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