Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. – Matthew 6:9-10 (KJV)
Before Jesus, few thought of God as a father. In the Old Testament, God is referred to as “Father” only ten times. Jesus brought a new paradigm to our relationship with God. Yes, He was still holy and to be venerated, but He was also – personal, intimate, “Abba” the Aramaic word for “Daddy.” When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He wanted us to know that we could talk to our Father in heaven just like our dads here on earth. This thought was so radical; displacing those in positions of power and leveling social constructs for all time. This little prayer set the course of history on a new trajectory.
Sue Breland, Worship for One Meditations of Inspiration & Encouragement ©