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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cafe Chat

Welcome to the Cafe Chat meme! Our interactive meme for our "Internet Cafe" community. My name is Kim Uden and I am the weekly host of the "Cafe Chat". Amy Bayliss and I decided to move the "Cafe Chat" to Thursdays instead of our regular Saturday time slot. I know that we have over one thousand regular subscribers to this site, and I am hoping for more of our community here to join the regular participators of the "Chat". Participating in this meme will be one way we can get to know each other a bit better, and as always I hope the questions posed weekly will challenge you in your walk with Christ.

(Reminder... We no longer use Mr. Linky, so please make sure to leave your answers to the questions in the comment section of this post. Also feel free to post your answers to the questions at your personal blog site, and then leave a comment on this post directing us to your answers. Don't forget to visit each other)

John 20:17 (NIV)

Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' "

I love the scene in the Bible where Mary Magdalene meets Jesus after He has risen from the tomb and death. What happened in real life with Jesus that day is a moment I am sure stayed with Mary until her dying breath. Can you imagine? (If you don't know the story, please read it in John)

I also love what Jesus tells Mary after He revealed Himself to her. Take a moment to reread the verse above in John. What sticks out to you? For today's question I am going to focus in on the last part of John 20:17. Jesus tells Mary that He is returning to His Father, but then he adds the words "your Father". What Jesus accomplished through his life, death and resurrection enabled us, humans created by God, to now be able to call God our Father. AMAZING (and that is an understatement).

So today, I ask you what does it mean that you are able to call God your Father? Really think about this one, and then just let your words flow from your heart...

Blessings and I hope to see my old "Cafe Chatters" participate today, and gain some new ones :)

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Blogger Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

To call God my Father? This speaks to me of a loving, trusting relationship. A personal relationship where I can come to him with any problem. I feel safe when I read his word, I feel loved, secure, and I know that when I fall off the narrow path then he is there to help me back on to it again.
Love Collette xxx

June 25, 2009 at 4:10 AM  
Blogger Thena said...

That I feel as close to Him as I did my earthly father. So close that I can talk to him just like I did my earthly father, and in the same way. And He listens to the good and the bad. He's there for us no matter when it is or the mood we're in. Our youth pastor ends his prayer with we will talk to you later. I think that is so awesome that someone can feel that comfortable in praying that they would talk to Him just like talking to one of us.

June 25, 2009 at 7:03 AM  
Anonymous devita said...

I have shared it on my blog:

The wall between us had gone.

June 25, 2009 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Great question, Kim!

My post is here:


June 25, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Anonymous HisFireFly said...

Blogger troubles and family struggles today, but my post is up at

June 25, 2009 at 10:31 PM  
Anonymous sharon said...

God as my father...that really stirs up the emotions. I put up my post today and its at

God bless you.

June 26, 2009 at 12:44 PM  

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