If I hear my friend say, “Oh my God!” I wonder to myself, “Is my friend really addressing God right now?” Is he about to ask God for something? Is my friend even aware that God is present at all times and in all places and therefore hears this cry, ready to respond?
What if I said to my friend, “Oh my friend!” Wouldn’t he then turn his attention to me to see what I wanted?
My observation is that, generally speaking, people say “Oh my God” without any awareness that God is present. That would be like my saying to my friend, “Oh my friend” but then acting as if I didn’t even think he was in the room. Strange.
Same goes for when someone says “Dear Lord.” (Is the person dictating the beginning of a letter?)
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anyone else – but Him.