This is a title Jesus uses at the tomb of Lazarus. Jesus uses it here in The Lords Prayer for a purpose. We see Him praying “…Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.” John 11: 41-43. Jesus uses the same title when praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. We read “And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Jesus used the title to show relationship. That God in heaven was not just a strange King far in the heaven but a close dad, one who cares for our needs. When we call God, Father, we are acknowledging that we are His. That we have been engrafted in Christ and now we rest in Him. We are declaring that we have been adopted and now we are part of the family. As family we have the confidence to enter boldly and ask our Father, that which is on our heart. Father also declares that He is the creator, He is in charge, He is the Boss. He is The Father of All that exist and that which will ever be. What a privilege to call God, Our Father.
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