52 Weeks: #21 Something a Little Different

May 25, 2015  •  1 Comment

I love to sing.  The highlight of my college days was to be a part of the Freed-Hardeman University chorus under the direction of Kelly Doyle, an amazing man who inspired many of his students and treated us all like family.  Like many acappella Christian choral groups, we always closed our concerts with "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" written by Peter Lutkin. 


This song is based on Numbers 6:24-26, part of this week's readings in the 52 Week Challenge.  What I never noticed about the context of this passage is this:


God tells Moses to bless His people with these words.  So, while the words are asking God to bless us, God Himself gave us these words.  What an amazing perspective!  The One who can supply all that we ask invites us to ask of Him these words.


Because both the words and music have tremendous meaning to me, I have set some of my photography onto the backdrop of the beautiful song as recorded by the Freed-Hardeman Chorale under the direction of Dr. Gary McKnight.  Please take a moment to enjoy these few words of blessing from the great Giver of all blessings.


The Lord Bless You and Keep You video:


Do you have someone that could use some encouragement?  Someone you'd like to lift up with a blessing?  Perhaps these words would encourage them.  Who can you bless today?


As always, thanks for reading.

Rachel Welborn

Come and See Photography








My mom's favorite verse! Thanks for the sweet memories!!
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