Day 49 of Omer

Today is day 49 of counting the Omer
Today is day 49 out of Egypt
Today is day 49 of Messiah Resurrected

One People, One Direction (Psalm 133:1-3)

Blessing of Unity
1 A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard—Aaron’s beard— coming down on the collar of his robes.
3 It is like the dew of Hermon, coming down upon the mountains of Zion. For there Adonai commanded the blessing —life forevermore!

Reflect (By Aybars Uckun):
Restoration is made up of many different kinds of people; people of different ages and backgrounds. For us to become the kind of congregation God wants us to be, we must have unity! Here the psalmist is talking about a different kind of goodness than what we get from pleasure or food. He’s talking about the goodness of God we experience when we are one people headed in one direction. When we crucify our flesh and love one another unconditionally, this goodness becomes plain to see for not only those in our community, but those outside it as well. When they see God’s goodness, they will want it in their lives as well!

Prayer: Lord, help us to be one people who are headed in one direction. Help us to seek unity regardless of any differences we might have. Help us to be unified, and to use that unity as an attractional force to draw people far from You near! In Yeshua’s name, amen!