June

Youth Newsletter

A Message From Jatin

Hello Family!


"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace."

–––Numbers 6:24-26


Recently, our youth group embarked on a spiritual retreat to Florida, an experience that was both refreshing and profoundly enriching. The theme of our retreat revolved around the priestly blessing, a sacred benediction given by God to be pronounced by the priests over the congregation of Israel. Each evening, our group would come together to recite this ancient blessing, creating a powerful and unifying ritual. 



As the days passed, I found that the words of the blessing began to resonate with me on a much deeper level. What started as a communal activity soon became a personal moment of reflection and spiritual awakening. The blessing, which I had heard many times before, began to take on new meaning, speaking life and encouragement into my heart in ways I hadn't experienced previously.


This experience made me realize the profound impact of hearing certain affirmations spoken aloud. Even when we intellectually understand these truths, there is a unique power in hearing them articulated by another person. It’s as if the words carry an added weight and significance when they are spoken directly to us. 


In light of this revelation, I feel compelled to remind you of the importance of speaking God’s blessings over those around you. Whether it’s your children, family members, or friends, take the time to tell them how much you love them and how much they mean to you. Affirm their worth and remind them that they are a blessing in your life. Words have incredible power, and when we use them to bless and encourage others, we not only uplift them but also create a ripple effect of positivity and love. So, let us make it a practice to speak blessings and love into the lives of those we care about, nurturing their spirits and strengthening our bonds with them.





Thanks!

Jatin Gill

jgill@lagrangefumc.org

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Blessings,

Jatin Gill