Murals (2008) by PHANTAST - Graffiti - Cultural Music & Art Association inc. - 98 Milne St. Benleigh

Scan 133610001prayerOUR FATHER, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE (Matthew 6:10).

 In His life, Jesus asked what was the will of God, and He received a most searing answer. We can easily say that He was the Son of God, and came into the world to save sinners, and thus had to die on the cross. Yes, but He was the Son of Man as well, and he prayed that the cup might pass from Him, and He asked why God had forsaken Him, and His suffering as He undertook to do the will of God was suffering such as we mortals know. So we cannot take refuge from hard choices in the divinity of Jesus. Nor can we hide behind some division of the world into the part Jesus was talking about and the part He was not. At Calvary, all came together. 

Therefore when Jesus told us to say,"Your kingdom come, Your will be done", He was telling us to embark upon a most tragic search for the Will of God in our lives. I cannot find any place to hide in those crystal, bleeding sentences. Human words find it hard to express the depth of Jesus' divine words. But He was saying, in the most literal way, that God's will should be sought and it should be observed.

To obey God's will for my life - what a shattering thought! If I took Jesus at His word, would I not be helping the poor, or giving all I had to the needy, or learning to care for the sick, or proclaiming the acceptable day of the Lord on the public streets, or binding the wounds of the war-torn - would I not be about my Father's business, rather than going on about my daily routine? If I took Jesus seriously, and truly asked God to let me do His Will in my life, would I be where I am right now? (Jack Perry)

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