God said to his Son in heaven, “The time is fulfilled; I have promised blessing; now is the time to make good on my promise; you will be my emissary of blessing; I want blessing to come to the world; I have so much to give; go now and bless my people, bless them; indeed bless all the families of the earth through them, bless them, bless them.” – The Dawning of Indestructible Joy by John Piper.
I was motivated by today’s Advent reading. First I was reassured and thankful that God has chosen to bless us through the coming of Jesus Christ, his life, his death, and then his resurrection. We are made right with God. Then I was challenged in a very positive way that I want to be a blessing to others. I have been surrounded my whole life by families and people who were about the business of blessing others, whether intentionally or as a byproduct of God in them. I want to be, and I want my family to be a family that is a blessing to others both by intention and by casualidad because it just flows naturally from us by the grace of God. I am not sure it has always been the case. God help us to bless others as you have blessed us.