Friday, December 25, 2015

The Lord's Prayer

One evening while Son #1 and I were having worship, we discussed how Adam and Eve talked to God in the Garden of Eden.  Son #1 was enthralled and began to brainstorm about the endless topic possibilities.  We imagined that Adam and Eve spoke to God as a friend.  Yet, we also envisioned that they revered and loved God because he was their Creator.  Son #1 and I also talked about how God might have designed the Garden of Eden.  My eldest son and I laughed as we pictured the animals playing among the trees and bushes.  Then, we thoughtfully contemplated the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of  Good and Evil.  Son #1 turned serious for a moment and then asked.  "How do you think Satan talked to God?"  I wrinkled my brow and scratched my head.  "I'm not really sure.  I'm sure that it's not very nice.  Let's not focus on how Satan would talk to God.  Focus on how Jesus talked to God his Father."  Son #1 placed his hands on his chin and toyed with his blanket.  I reached for his Bible and turned to the Lord's Prayer.  "This is how Jesus talked to God the Father."
'Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.  Thy 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.
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,

Son #1 listened as I read aloud and then said.  "Mom! How do you know about the Lord's Prayer? "

"Huh?!"  I responded with a laugh.  "I learned about the Lord's Prayer when I was a little girl."

Son #1 was surprised.  "Wow!  I didn't know you knew the Lord's Prayer.   We say that every morning in class!"

I smiled and gave my oldest son a hug.  "I'm so glad that your teacher tells you about the Lord's Prayer.  You are a very lucky little boy." 

Son #1 kissed me on the cheek and I tucked him into bed.  He said a prayer and then snuggled under the covers.  "Goodnight Mom!  I love you!"  He called out.

"Goodnight.  I love you, too!"  I said as I blew him a kiss. 

Slowly, I closed the door to his bedroom.  As I walked down the hallway, I reflected on my life.  God has given me so many blessings.  I am blessed with my family, relatives, friends, and my life.  Now, I pray that God will help me be a blessing to others.