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Daily Devotion - Episode 100 - Abba Father

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Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”Abba FatherThis month my church is reading through the gospel of John, which has been referred to as the greatest statement of trinitarian theology ever written. What pressed into my heart the deepest during this reading of John, though, was Jesus’ passionate pointing to his heavenly Father. Throughout his ministry, Jesus reveals a Father who is loving, tender, compassionate, forgiving, and righteous. Jesus’ description points us back to a God who is a “father of the fatherless / and a champion of widows” (Psalm 68:5); furthermore, Galatians 4:4-5 reads, “God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” Best of all, He’s a personal God--one who knows each hair on my head (Luke 12:7). Because of the work Christ did on the cross, I should be rushing to my heavenly father with all of my requests--with a thankfulness for the grace he offers me. As the rest of the Galatians passage reads, “And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father!’” (4:6). “Abba,” as you likely know, is typically translated to “Daddy” or “Dear Father.” Be encouraged, brother or sister: The veil is torn, and we have access to our heavenly father! How lucky are we to have a father like this, one who loved us before the world’s foundation was set. My encouragement for you today and every day is to run into your Father’s arms. Through the mundane, through the victories, through loss. No matter what you are facing, cry out:“Dad!”Read the full devotion at

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