TITLE: Excuse Me?
By Mary Lou Tiner
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Matthew 6:9a “Excuse me?”
THOUGHT: "Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:9a
The dirty-faced little boy was tugging relentlessly on the businessman’s suit jacket.
“Hey, mister, gimme a hundred bucks?”
“Excuse me?” the businessman tartly replied.
“I have no idea who you are. Go ask your own father!”
This man felt no responsibility to care this boy. He was not his father.
Often when we are rattling off the Lord’s Prayer, we overlook these two words: “Our Father”. In this famous prayer, Jesus didn’t teach us to pray to “Almighty God” or the “Holy One”. Jesus wanted to reveal two vital truths in this one phrase: first, the need for a personal relationship with “Our” Father and second, God is not only the Creator and Savior but He wants to be our “Father”. “Our Father” - two little words, with a wealth of meaning!
Excuse me, but do you know Who you are praying to?
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