Our Father Who Is in Heaven

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“Our Father who is in heaven[i]….” Matt. 6:9) This is the second in a series of blog posts on the Lord’s Prayer. You can read the first post about the simple, but profound, recognition that God is Our Father.

Jesus continued with the recognition who God is by stating that the Father is inheaven“. We might be tempted to picture God in the clouds, but the popular idea of God in the clouds is not at all accurate. God the Father is outside of time and space. Time, space and matter that makes up the Universe in which we live were created and are contained and sustained by God. They emanated from God; but they do not contain God.

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Our Father

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“Our Father…” (Matt. 6:9) begins the only prayer that Jesus taught. Though Jesus prayed often, the only insight we have into the prayer life of Jesus and his relationship with the Father is contained in what we know call The Lord’s Prayer. This is the beginning of a series of blog articles on that prayer Jesus taught us to pray.

Jesus starts with acknowledging, “Our Father”… God the Father, the maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen, the God who exists before and beyond time and space, who made everything out of nothing, who spoke and it all came to be, who holds the entire universe in balance, the breadth and depth and width and height of which we cannot even visualize.

This God, who is greater than anything we could possibly imagine, who is the God of gods, the Lord of lords, the King of Kings, who holds all things together by His will, this God who does not need us, this God nevertheless instructs us to call him our Father! That, by itself, is worth contemplating. Continue reading