So in the Gospel of Luke one day, the disciples said, “Hey Jesus, teach us to pray.” They didn’t say, “Jesus, teach us to heal.” They didn’t say, “Jesus, teach us to preach.” They said, “Jesus, teach us to pray.”
And Jesus, in Matthew 6 and in other places, gave the disciples what is referred to as “The Lord’s Prayer.” It should be called “The Disciple’s Prayer,” but we call it “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Whenever I think about the Lord’s Prayer, I think back to my basketball days at Florida State. I had a lifetime average of 0.7 per game for the Seminoles. My freshman year, our team made it to the Mideast regionals of the NCAA championships. It was a nationally televised game. I was so excited to be there. I knew I wasn’t going to play.
I did, though, know I could get a good view and I could get in front of the camera just enough for my parents to see me. So I told them, “Mom and Dad, watch me. I’ll be right there on the bench and I’ll be kind of like waving when they call out the starting line up. So just watch for me, I’ll be there. I’ll be there, Mom and Dad.” And sure enough, they watched and they saw me.
Well, right before the game our coach gathered everybody together in the locker room and I said to myself, “Okay, he’s going to give us some incredible insight about basketball. This is it. This is major college basketball. I’m going to hear from my coach about what we’re going to do to beat the Wildcats of Kentucky!”
So the coach said, “All right, guys. Come here, come here, come here.” And here’s the only thing he said before this game, this Mideast regional, nationally televised game.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Blog