Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 22, 2010

Our Father

Mt 6:9  Our Father


The first word of the example prayer Jesus taught His disciples, and us, is “Our.””  He could very easily have said “My” but he didn’t.  He used a plural pronoun.  He used “our”.  We are so centered on ourselves and or needs and wants we tend to forget we are part of a family.  No one of us has any more right to approach God the Father than another.  When we pray “Our” we are uniting with other children of God.  When we pray “Our” we are recognizing God has love and concern for all His children.  When we pray “Our” we are recognizing our needs and wants must be coordinated with the needs and wants of God’s other children.  He also used the word “Father” in addressing God.  He is giving us permission to call God, the Creator, Father.  What a wonderful blessing that is.  We are only God’s children by adoption through the cross of Jesus.  Before that, we were only His creation.  It is the “second birth,” the birth of our spirits through accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior that we become children of God.  Christians are the only ones with the right to call God “Father.”  What a privilege to approach the throne of Almighty God and be allowed to call Him, Father.


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