When we were kids my Dad would put his hand on our heads and pray for us every night when we went to bed. We love to tease him now about how he would punctuate his prayers by pushing our heads into the pillow. It would go something like this, "I thank you, Lord (push), for Michelle (push). I pray that you will bless her (push) and give her a good night's sleep (push). In the name (push) of Jesus (push), Amen (push!)! I couldn't go to sleep without it. Our kids love when we reenact this for them and my dad mutters something about "trying to knock some sense into you".
Now when I'm having a challenging day, I go to my husband and place his hand on my head. He knows exactly what I'm asking for and, though he doesn't use many words or any pushes, his prayers are very effective.
Could be why I love this verse: "You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!"
His hand of blessing.
On my head.
Oh, how I need it there! Just pausing and thinking about it does wonder for the contents of my head!
I need that hand of blessing to fill me with joy in this gloomy day...to fill me with strength for the duties of the day...to fill my mind with thoughts of blessing for those who may be annoying or even offensive...to fill me with awareness of His grace for me when I'm the one being a twit...to make me alert to His thoughts about the people and situations around me...to make me aware of the many blessings He's placed in my life... And it does! His hand of blessing contains everything we need.
May you sense His hand of blessing on your head today!