Leviticus and the beginning of Numbers are pretty dreary books. Leviticus lays out laws and regulations. We see God striking people dead for their disobedience. You begin feeling like He has no pleasure with His people at all. Then, tucked away in the midst of numbering the people, these verses are like a bright light. After reading them the first time . . . I had to pause and go back and reread. It was a breath of fresh air . . . God's blessing upon his people. The blessing is beautiful and is full of love for his people.
The LORD said to Moses, "Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
" ' "The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face towards you and give you peace."’ So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them." - Numbers 6:22-27