OUR FATHER – Really think on this. A weekend meditation

Good Morning! 

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The lord’s Prayer – The most quoted and used prayer in the English Language.  It is creatively illustrated in books, stylised in literature and used in funerals and often said rote at prayer meetings and used as endings on meditations etc.  It is familiar.   I have read books on how to analyse the various parts to get ‘deeper meaning’ etc.

  Let’s really be blessed as we truly think on what a Gift from God this Prayer really is!

When Jesus answered the request……Lord teach us to pray.  His disciples must have been STUNNED.     He did not pray the traditional Jewish Prayer …God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. etc.

He said……. you will pray……..Our Father in Heaven.   ie because of Me …not My Father or your Father…..OUR FATHER.

Never through our own efforts but because of His Death and Resurrection and the coming to the earth of His Spirit only His Followers can ever pray…..OUR FATHER .   

This is our God…..FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT.

We are called to Love in His Name all the peoples of the world.  In spite of race, gender, colour and creed all are children BUT there can be no compromise on WHO our God really is!!

Others may indeed pray to the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all the forefathers from generations past.  Jew, Gentile Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic – all our His children.

BUT…….Only the covenantal sacrificial death and resurrection has won for believers this beautiful and wonderful truth.

In Christ alone.   Our God is……..

OUR FATHER!

Let’s really think on this one. If you follow the Shepherd you must KNOW absolutely what you believe.

Shine a Light of Hope wherever you travel.

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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One Response to OUR FATHER – Really think on this. A weekend meditation

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Such an amazing truth.

    Liked by 1 person

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