“Your kingdom come” (Day 4 of Lord's Prayer)
Praying to the One Who Repairs our Ruptures
I often substitute the churchy Bible idea of “kingdom” or “kingdom of God” with the idea of a family business of God.
Our Father has a family business called “blessing the entire world with love”.
And our Father’s family business is in competition with many other businesses and industries.
These other industries are focused on distraction, exploitation, and abuse.
These other businesses offer freedom and independence and pleasure. But only end up giving us bondage and addiction and pain.
In a broken world full of bondage, our Father’s family business is really one of offering REPAIR AMONG THE RUPTURES.
“Repairing ruptures” could be another definition of love.
And another definition for God’s kingdom.
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That Father’s Family Business Would Grow
When Jesus teaches us to pray to the Father “Your kingdom come” we ask asking, and praying, and hoping that the Father’s business of repairing ruptures would grow.
That doesn’t sound like a bad thing.
That doesn’t seem selfish, or demanding, or demeaning.
That sounds like a good thing.
Don’t we want the ruptures in our life repaired?
Don’t we want the hurts in our life healed?
Don’t we want our weaknesses made strong?
And our failures forgiven?
And all wrongs restored?