Wednesday, November 11, 2015

This Sunday @ Locust Hill UMC: Lord, Teach us to PRAY! Week 3

There is a famous idiom that says, "Bread is the staff of life." A staff being something that we lean on and depend on so that we might move forward and bread being that which empowers us. Jesus came to us proclaiming that he is the bread of life. He came proclaiming that he will give us all we need for this life and he will sustains us and empower us and he will carry our burdens.

So when Jesus taught his disciples to pray he told them to ask each day for their daily bread. God would take care of them no matter the obstacles they might face that day. Much of our life is consumed in the past (mistakes we've made... the pain and burdens we carry) or in the future (the possible obstacles, decisions that might loom). Jesus reminds us in this prayer that he will take care of the past, present, and future. Each time we pray this prayer of asking God for our daily bread we are asking God to sustain us in the present. We are also acknowledging that God will take care of the past and the future.

I am looking forward yet again to diving into the depths of these very words: Lord give us this day our daily bread. Amen.