Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This week in the lectionary also celebrates the Holy Name of Jesus on New Year’s Day. Selections for this celebration include: Numbers 6:22-27, Psalm 8, Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11, and Luke 2:15-21.
Numbers 6:24-26 – 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.
As this year comes to a close, I think it’s appropriate to end the year with this passage, a popular benediction that is used weekly in churches around the world.
Everlasting God, help us to sense your presence with us each and every day of the coming year. Amen.