Time for Week 4 of the Word Wednesday Challenge! We’re choosing our favorite verses from each book of the Bible and talking about them. Come join us. This week… Numbers. (And no, Numbers is not all about arithmetic…)
Numbers: 6: 24-26 (NIV)–The LORD bless you, and keep you; the LORD make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.
I’m going to be honest with you. There is no deep, theological thought behind my favorite verse this week. This one is very, very personal. If you need deep, I apologize and ask you to come back on Friday. Or browse the archives.
When I was pregnant with our daughter, a good friend sent me some songs that she said God had impressed upon her while she prayed for our family. I used to listen to those songs on a walkman (pre-iPod days!) with dual speaker jacks. I had one set of headphones on, and I put the other set of headphones on my stomach for her to hear. It was cool mommy-daughter time before I could hold her..
One of the songs was Numbers 6: 24-26 set to music. I can’t tell you but one or two other songs my friend sent, but that one stuck with me. And every night, when we tuck our daughter into bed, either my husband or I sing that song to her. I can still remember the first time she sang it along with us. She was so tiny it took me a few notes to figure out that she was singing along in toddler words. So awesome. I really wish I had that on tape.
So, that’s why this is my favorite verse in Numbers. I love the fact that God’s eyes are always on my daughter and that He surrounds her with His peace, love, and grace. What could be more awesome than that?
So, take a stroll through Numbers this week. What verse does God impress on you? Share it in the comments or blog about it yourself. (Leave us a link below and link back here.) Can’t wait to see what y’all have to say!