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Father – Rhyolite



Posts: 86
From: UK
Registered: 08-04-2004
A young man was visiting Israel for the first time. He didn't understand Hebrew and he was having a difficult time trying to communicate. Then all of a sudden he heard the only Hebrew word he understood. "Abba! Abba!" He turned and saw a little child run into his father's arms. The father reached down and scooped the child up into his embrace as the child threw his arms around his daddy's neck crying, "Abba!"

The young man recognized the word from Jesus' prayer in the garden at Gethsemane. "Abba, Father!" Mark 14:36. Abba means "Daddy." At that point the young man finally realized what our faith in God is all about. God is our "Daddy" and we are His children in Christ. All the complicated theologies meant little in comparison to that higher Truth revealed in a child's call to his father.

I’m really glad that as well as all the high and glorious and renowned names of the One whose name is ‘high over all’ by God’s grace we may call Him ‘Abba’ like the little children.



Posts: 1471
From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: 03-11-2005
Amen brother!

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD keeps the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. - Psalms 127:1

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. - Isa 32:17



Posts: 594
From: Kansas City, Mo, USA
Registered: 02-02-2004
Amen to that! What a wonderful story!

If I were a drummer I would use a cymbal.
If I were a writer I would use a pencil.
I would use my voice if I were a singer.
No matter who or what we are we must praise.



Posts: 26
From: PA, USA
Registered: 06-24-2005
I agree, as inexplicably awesome God is, the coolest part is calling Him 'Father'

Let Him guide you... He's got the map.