My Father and Your Father

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“Go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father…’” (John 20:17, NKJV).

I think the disciples must have been in awe of the intimate way Jesus referred to God. Their Jewish upbringing had taught them to revere God, to be in awe of God, and to regard Him as supremely sacred, as “Other.” They had learned to love a God who dwelt in the Holy of Holies, unapproachable in Person except by the high priest once a year. They were raised to serve Him with fear and trembling. Crawling into His lap was not on their radar.

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