“This is a real blessing.” “I have been so blessed.” “Count your blessings.” “God bless you!” “The Lord bless you and keep you. . .” The word blessing expresses an important concept in Christian spirituality. But what, exactly, does it mean?
My daughter, Mary Moerbe, has written a book on the subject, entitled Blessed: God’s Gift of Love, drawing on the doctoral research of CPH editor Christopher Mitchell.
Read it. You will find it a real blessing. (sorry)
In the meantime, before you read the book and get all the answers, how would you describe what it means to be “blessed”? The Bible talks about God blessing us, but it also says that we should “bless the Lord.” How do we do that? What does it mean when a pastor blesses us?