Church we’re in a kairos moment. There’s an invitation to pause, draw near to God and wait on Him right now. Join us every day as we refuse fear, pray for the earth and take time not to be busy – but to be still and wait on the Lord.
Today’s devotional comes from Worship Director Christy Eskes.
On March 4, 2020, Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe, and Cody Carnes released a new song called “The Blessing”. The very first time I heard it, my heart was stirred, and we sang it as a church family the following Thursday night. As the COVID-19 virus has continued to disrupt the nations and our “usual” way of life, I realized that this song was exactly what people need to hear in this moment. The lyrics are straight from the Word and reflect the Lord’s very promise to us, His people.
In Numbers 6:24-26, the Lord tells Moses exactly what He wants the priests to say when blessing the Israelites: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”
Later, when Moses is addressing Israel, he tells the people how the Lord is about to win their battles for them as they enter the Promised Land and reminds them of the covenant that the Lord has made with them: “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments” (Deuteronomy 7:9).
God longs to bless His people with His presence and His peace. His face shines on us, even when we feel plunged into darkness. His promise is for us and for our children, our children’s children, and a thousand generations. He is always WITH us, and He is always FOR us. Take heart that the Lord’s promises never fail.
I love this version of the song by Sean Feucht and Emmy Rose from Bethel Church, sung during the first service where they had to strictly limit their attendance because of the virus. I hope it blesses you in this season.