Vv 14-15. When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.
The One we pray to.
It’s pretty hard, when we begin to pray, to realise that a finite, time-bound, failing person can actually converse with the infinite, eternal, all-powerful and holy creator of everything. It sometimes occurs to me that this is utterly ridiculous and improbable. I am less than a speck of dust – soon to return to dust – in a vast cosmos of God’s own making. When scientists talk about the thousands of light-years across the universe, the gigantic nature of God’s enterprise in creation is beyond imagination. The numbers are bafflingly huge, and God is over and above the whole thing. So why do I imagine that He is interested in me and listens as I speak with Him? No small wonder Paul has to exclaim ‘I fall to my knees.’
Prayer is more than speaking with your mate next door, and if it seems highly unlikely that you will ever speak personally to the Queen, how about this notion of speaking with the Creator? The chance of that happening is improbably small – were it not for the fact that Jesus encourages us to do so.
When you pray, hold your breath for a moment in complete amazement, God is pleased to listen to you. The Creator listens to His created and beloved child – yes, that’s you.