I love the fact that Moses’ last corporate act was to bless the people. He names each tribe and the son of
Blessing is a powerful gift. Moses knew he was going to die, and he chose his final words to be a blessing. What a gift he gave. Not everyone is given time before they die to speak with key people in their lives. I don’t know when or how the Lord will bring me home, even so Moses’ example speaks to me.
When the time comes for me to leave pastoral work, I pray I follow Moses’ lead and bless the people of God with a blessing particular to whom they are in Christ.
I also hope and pray I have an inkling from the Lord before I die so that I have time to bless each of my family members as Moses blessed the tribes.
It is beautiful to me that a blessing is the last words the people hear from Moses’ lips. Moses inspires me to do whatever I can do to let a blessing be the last thing my family and the people of God hear from my lips…
Lord, I make this request, that You allow me Your grace to have my final words to those I love be a blessing. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.