Devotions from Living the Lord’s Prayer by Albert Haase
“To hallow God’s name is to walk the way of humility as we adore God’s presence, with the awareness of our sinfulness.”
Names are sacred . A person’s relationship to us is expressed by the name he calls us.
Names express the level of familiarity and depth of the relationship.
Names reveal our existence, character, identity, and how our life is lived. Jesus revealed a new name for God, Abba. It spoke of God’s closeness as a father is to his children. Every time we say Abba, we become aware of his divine presence.
When we hallow God’s name we are recognizing his very presence and also recognizing our unworthiness before such a loving God.
May we be filled with wonder and awe-filled thanks as we recognize his selfless, sacrificial love for us.