we just got home a little while ago from a mini vacation.
as we're unpacking, i'm trying to pick up the house at the same time. i'm rearranging things on shelves and putting things away.
i was reorganizing the pile of things we have on our nightstand.
i picked up my bible to move it and noticed and ant on it. (that's a whole other story.) anyway, i shook my bible to get the ant off and a small envelope fell out.
the envelope was from one of our women's retreats. it simply said "my beloved" on the front.
i pulled out the card inside and it read, "my eyes and affections are upon you now."
i remember being at the retreat and getting that card and thinking, how does this apply to me now? i struggled with the meaning then.
but man, i get it now.
how appropriate. how perfect. how simply...Him.
i opened my bible to put it into some random spot and i came to the book of Numbers. i started reading through and remembered that in my older bible, the one that has ALL the notes and underlines, and highlights in it that i had marked a specific portion of Numbers. my current bible is the Message version. i couldn't easily recognize the verse so i went and pulled out my other bible. i immediately found it.
Numbers 6:22 - 27 (NKJV)
22 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: 24 "The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.'" 27 "So they shall put my name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them."
all i could do was smile.
what an awesome God we serve.