The Hebrew for “bless” is barukh …
literally “to bow”.
The noun form means “knee” as in “bow the knee.”
When we ask God to bless us we are asking God to bow to us. To bend a knee for us. To us. With us. We are believing and asking God to be low with us. Vulnerable with us.
Would God be humble enough to listen to our silly words?
Would He bow on a knee and listen?
All the way, face to the ground.
And all the way beneath the ground
in a tomb
all the way into the depths of death itself.
God bless you.