Our Father in Heaven

Was it audacious for me to compare ourselves to God or to call us Children of God in my previous two posts?  (Please see posts “In God’s Own Image!”  and “How Would Jesus Feel?”)  https://wsforchrist.com/2014/04/08/in-gods-own-image/ and https://wsforchrist.com/2014/04/08/how-would-jesus-feel/

Some might say I was bold, and some might say I was foolhardy.  Yet, If we are not God’s true children, I think we should all just pack up our Bibles and go home.

As Jesus teaches us to pray in the Sermon on the Mount, He begins with the opening, “Our Father who art in Heaven . . . (I hope you all know the rest!) “  ‘Our’ is a plural possessive.  Who else would be included in the ‘our’ besides us?

Throughout the Gospels witnesses have Jesus assuring our kinship with God.  Some examples are:

1)     Matthew 7:11:  “If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is]  give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him.”

Or again:

2)    Matthew 6:26:  “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them.  Are you not worth much more than they?”

We have been given the beautiful gift of eternal life through God’s wondrous creation.  As this Easter approaches, let each one of us man (and woman) up and make our Father proud.  Look deep inside because often God resides in our inspiration.  Have faith.

W.S.

P.S.  The Lord’s Prayer can be found in Matthew 6:9-13.

All Bible passages are from the Amplified Bible.

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