30 Apr Abba Father
S. O. A. P.
Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
These were the words of the Psalmist when he promoted the fact that God is a father to the fatherless and a provider to widows in need. It was much later that Jesus called Him Abba Father, in Mark 14:36, while He cried out to Him the night before His death. It was St. Paul who referred to our great God again as “Abba Father” in Romans 8:15 when speaking of the fact that we have been adopted into God’s family through Jesus’ sacrifice.
The term “Abba Father” is the most endearing term linked to God Almighty. He is high and lifted up, and yes, He is seated upon His throne. He never sleeps or slumbers ever. Yet this term, Abba Father, when translated into English, simply means, “Daddy Daddy.” No other words in the Bible help us know the all-encompassing love of God more than Abba Father—Daddy Daddy. In my life with my earthly father, “Daddy Daddy” was the way I addressed my father when I was in trouble, when I was in need, and most of all, when I just needed a hug. Our Heavenly Father very much wants us who love Him to address Him in such fashion. It’s a comfort knowing He is our Daddy, and He will watch out for widows who have no one else to turn to and for us. Why? Because He is in His holy habitation and sees every one of us at the same time as if it were just Him and me. He is our “Abba Father.”
I just wanted You to know that I’m considered a senior in this life, but in Your world, I’ll always be Your little kid. I’m very happy about that. Amen