Scriptural Basis: “God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’…” (Galatians 4:6)
“Dad” (or “Abba”)…it says more than three letters lumped together.
It changes the image of an authoritarian father into a loving One.
It means you are loved not for what you do, but simply for who you are.
It means you can make the most costly mistakes and yet you will still be made right.
It means you can confess your most shameful acts and still be shamelessly accepted.
It means you can fall into the deepest abyss and still be raised to the highest heavens.
It means you can be who you are with all your imperfections and yet still be perfectly loved as you are.
A casual term that connotes deep friendship, personal fondness and unconditional care.
It means that the CEO of the universe places down His attaché case, takes off His suit, dons His basketball jersey and shoots hoops with you.
It means that when it comes to you, He ceases to be just the all-powerful Creator.
He simply becomes…your “Dad”.
Have a blessed weekend ahead!
Yours in Christ,