May the Lord, maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion. (Psalm 134:3)
In today’s psalm, this is the last of 15 psalms known as the Song of Ascents, which was a time of praising and worshipping God. The Israelites came to Mt. Zion to worship the Lord and to bless the Lord. This last verse of the Song of Ascents reminds Christians that when we gather to praise and worship God with others and we make our way out of the sanctuary, God’s blessing doesn’t just stay there. Rather it flows from Zion and goes with us to our homes, our workplace, our communities and throughout God’s creation.
In the first couple of months of this pandemic (which feels like years ago), The Blessing song became popular on YouTube as Christians from their home collaborated to encourage people around the world of the Lord’s continued blessing upon our lives, even amidst uncertain circumstances. How have you received God’s blessing this week? Have you thanked God for His blessings on your life recently? Let’s live out this day in constant praise of God and remember that we serve the One true, living God whose blessing extends to all of life, wherever the people of God may go or live.