Maybe you already know that “Abba” is translated as “Father.”  Perhaps you didn’t know that Abba is a very familiar form of Father.  Best translated, Abba means “Daddy.”  Paul tells us today that we, as Christians, are entitled to a relationship as daughters and sons of God in this very loving and personal way.

Brothers and sisters:
When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son,
born of a woman, born under the law,
to ransom those under the law,
so that we might receive adoption as sons.
As proof that you are sons,
God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,
crying out, “Abba, Father!”
So you are no longer a slave but a son,
and if a son then also an heir, through God.

Our slavery to sin is defeated by the blood of the Father’s beloved Son.  His life was given so that we might live.  Do we know that?  If we do, we can always call out to our Father as Abba and trust in his mercy and love.

Thanks, Dad!

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