“May the LORD bless you and protect you.
May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the LORD show you His favor and give you His peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26 NLT
Here is another portion of the Shalom Prayer (click here for a link to the website)
shared by the Maranatha Community:
“Holy Spirit, source of all truth, giver of power
come upon me now as gently as a dove
or like tongues of living fire
as quietly as a summer breeze or as a mighty roaring wind.
Come and dwell within me.
Enable me now to do those things which before were impossible.
Unworthy as I am, Holy Spirit of the living God
give me those gifts which I can use to your honor and glory
That I may show forth your fruit even in my life.”
When I finished the page above: starch painting and then stenciling and stamping with a plastic doile, it seemed done. Some things cannot be said in words. The page opposite, shown below, challenged me to replicate the look and feel of the one above. The word “flourish” also a synonym of “shalom” seemed to fit. I used the word as a demo on lettering. The letters are a bit over-the-top, but I think it reflects the extravagance of the word itself which means to grow and develop in a healthy way, to thrive and be successful.
May you flourish under the light of God’s love!