Entry #11:- Abba
For those of you who are fans of the Swedish pop group sensation of the 70’s, I’m sorry to disappoint but this post isn’t about the stars who brought us the hits Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia. Abba in actual fact is an Arabic word simply, and most closely translated as Daddy.
As I mentioned in my last entry, my sons first words were in fact “Dada”. With time I see how my son has attached the feeling of love, warmth no affection when calling my name; whether out of joy or in times of distress. He has a confidence and reliance on me as his Daddy, that he can call upon me.
This is what the term “Abba” expresses. A warmth and affection when addressing your own Father or more appropriately ‘Daddy’. We can see this relationship described in scripture:
“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.””
Romans 8:15 NLT
For those who have been misled to believe that Christianity is about enslaving people, or blacks serving whites etc.. etc.. It’s a call to adoption, to be given a new identity as a child of God. To be a part of an everlasting family with an eternal home in the heavens.
God gives us the ability and the right to BECOME HIS CHILDREN!
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
John 1:12 KJV
This is how God intends to relate with us as his children. God freely grants us the power to enter into this intimate and trusting Father-Son/Daughter relationship with him, through simply believing in him and following up that belief with our confession and from then choosing daily to walk with him.
Let’s tap into this opportunity to have a true relationship with the Divine and really become “children of God”.
In Jesus name.
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