Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Living in the Story - Lent #6, 2009
"...your Father knows what you need..." (Matt 6)
My kids don't need to spend a lot of time convincing me of their needs. They don't plead for hours with tear stained faces begging me to help them.
Even now, they are resting securely in bed knowing that when they are up, all will be provided for them to live, eat, learn, have fun, be supported, corrected, sheltered and clean. They know that they are part of our family and that brings security, identity, good work to do, laughter, warmth, a safe place to be one's self, try and even fail.
God is a better Father than me. Resting securely in that we can pray...
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Your is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.