The Benediction

Number 6:22-27
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace.
So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”

The Benediction
The Aaronic Benediction is one of the most common blessings used to end a Divine Service. With this blessing, God bestows upon each of us His many and gracious blessings. The threefold order invokes our Triune God and makes it clear that He is the One from whom all blessings flow. The Lord has blessed you and kept you all the days of your life, and in the faith given you, His face shines upon you through the light of Christ and His gracious gift of forgiveness. The face of God, in whose image you were made, now is lifted to you and His peace is given you.
Our loving God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, blesses us with life, forgiveness, and salvation, not because we deserve or have done anything to earn it, but only due to His infinite mercy and love. This blessing God gives is for each of us, His faithful servants, who have been given faith to know and trust that Christ is our Savior and that salvation is found nowhere else. Come and see the many blessings God has for you. Come to His house and be blessed. Come to church and know that you are forgiven!
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