|Jacob wanted the
family blessing so much that he cheated his
brother out of it.
People in other
parts of the world regularly share this
experience with each other.
Some years ago when I
went with a work team to Jamaica we were busy at
our task. All around out of nowhere, it seemed,
young women appeared with small children on their
hips, or in their arms smiling. They had named
me, Rev. Fatty Whitie. Their dialect was
difficult to understand. They would say,
"Please bless my baby."
I said, "I will at the next break."
They would line up, and one at a time I would
take the babies in my arms, make the sign of the
cross on their foreheads, and bless them in the
name of the father, son and holy spirit.
They strongly felt the blessing was a protection
for their child. A blessing was a real thing. It
was a valued gift.
Solomon was on his
knees the first night of being king ... asking
God for his help. He wanted and needed a
blessing. Because he asked for wisdom with which
to govern the people, and not for riches ... God
gave him both wisdom and a blessing of riches
more than any king in the history of the Hebrew
If we could
choose who was to bless us would it be God?
Bless us with heath.
Bless us with the ability to make wise
Bless us with a good job.
Bless us with children, grand children.
Bless us with friends.
wants to bless you! Ask Him for His blessing. See
if he doesn't deliver. I believe he will.