Jesus Christ is known for his teachings, miracles, and blessings. He had a group of disciples who followed him and learned from him.
The disciples were the closest to Jesus, and they were blessed by him on many occasions. Let’s take a closer look at when Jesus blessed his disciples.
The Sermon on the Mount
One of the most famous blessings that Jesus gave to his disciples was during the Sermon on the Mount. In this sermon, Jesus taught his followers about various topics such as love, forgiveness, and humility. At one point during the sermon, he gave what is now known as the Beatitudes which are a series of blessings that begin with “Blessed are..”.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
This blessing was a powerful message to all those who listened to it. It showed that even in difficult times, there is hope and comfort to be found in God.
The Last Supper
Another important instance where Jesus blessed his disciples was during the Last Supper. This was the final meal that Jesus had with his disciples before his crucifixion.
During this meal, he took bread and wine and gave thanks for them. He then broke the bread and gave it to his disciples saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” He also gave them wine saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.“
This blessing was significant because it represented the sacrifice that Jesus would soon make for all humanity. It was also a symbol of unity among his followers.
After Jesus’ resurrection, he spent some time with his disciples teaching them and preparing them for their future ministry. Before he ascended into heaven, he blessed them saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.“
This blessing was a charge to his disciples to continue spreading his message throughout the world. It also gave them comfort knowing that even though he would physically be gone from them, he would still be with them in spirit.
Jesus Christ blessed his disciples on many occasions throughout his ministry. These blessings were not just words but were powerful messages that gave hope, comfort, and direction to those who followed him. Today we can still find inspiration from these blessings as we seek to live our lives according to God’s will.