“Our Father in heaven”
Meditation 5: “In Heaven”
But from where does our Father do all these things? The answer is heaven. But heaven is a created place (Gen 1:1)! When the Scriptures say “in heaven” they mean the place of authority, power and rule (Psa 2:1-4; Eph 1:20-22). God is “in heaven” because He is in charge of everything. The whole world is in submission to Him and His will.
When we pray to “our Father”, we pray to the God who rules the world and everything in it. We can trust that His promises, provisions discipline will all work together for “the good of those who love Him” (Rom 8:28). We are praying to a God who rules in heaven.