Monday, March 8, 2010
Our Daily Bread
When the Lord's prayer was given by Jesus, it was suprisingly a very short prayer that dealt with all life's main concerns succintly and efficiently. He emphasized that our prayer not be wordy for the sake of length but to be to the point. Ellsworth Kallas reminds us that food in general were issues in Jesus' life and his times. Even though we may live in the land of plenty, there are still many in today's economy struggling to manage the basics. This simple prayer that Jesus gave us never ceases to amaze me in that it is always "current" and never out of date. When I pray that he "give us this day our daily bread" I always feel that I am asking him to grace me with the basics of what it takes for the day. There are no guarantees of tomorrow and every day we go by the grace of God, so it is humbly that I ask him to help me secure the necessity of today's fuel. I never want to take that for granted, it can be taken away as quickly as it has been given. I simply pray that I am becoming worthy somehow and that in growing toward the cross, I will somehow become a better Christian and a better person, friend, mentor and neighbor.