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A Benediction

Last Thursday night I was asked to give the benediction at the end of the Castleberry High School athletic banquet. I think the organizers of the event only intended a closing prayer, but I took a few moments to say a few things, and read a passage from Numbers 6:24-26:

The Lord Bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

This is perhaps the best known benediction of scripture. The term benediction, is not found in scripture, but is defined by Webster, β€œan expression of good wishes, the invocation of a blessing.”

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