He is my Savior! He is my Lord! That is what I always think about when I think about God. I am so thankful for everything that the Lord has provided. But, I tend to think of Him in just these two settings. Sending His son to earth, extending grace, showing forgiveness and showering us with His love. Or, I think of the Lord and Master. The one who has rules, and that can be strict. Don’t do this, and yes you can do that.
The other night, I don’t know if I was dreaming, but I woke with the vision of the Lord with His hands outstretched. He was asking me to come to Him, and gathered me in His arms. I know many of you have seen the picture of Jesus with all the little children gathered around him. This was the picture that came to me, but only I was with Him. It was like I had an epiphany, I felt like His child. I know that He is our father, but I never saw the connection. I felt loved and protected. Suddenly, all while laying there in my bed, thought about how He must love us. I could connect the dots, when I thought of what I would do for my children, and my grandchildren. I would protect them at all cost. I would fight for them, no matter what. I would give them unconditional love. WOW! Is that how He feels about us? About me?
I have a new appreciation for The Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:9 starts with the word’s “Our Father.” How many times have I recited this prayer, taking the words for granted, not really applying them? I am thankful that I had the dream/vision in the night. I must be a visual learner, and this is what it took to make me understand. So for the rest of you visual learners, I leave you with the words of the Lord’s Prayer. And, for those who love to be spoken to, I leave you with a beautiful young child singing the Lord’s Prayer.
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.