Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Call me Abba

He said to call Him "Abba." Not just Father which is formal, but Abba (Daddy) which is affectionate. That is the closeness our Divine Father wants us to feel with Him. Not the stern foreboding Father of old, but the Abba who enfolds us in the palm of His hand.

The Abba who shelters us, comforts us, listens to us, answers us, provides for us, and loves us unconditionally. The Abba who forgives us our mistakes. Reassures us when we are afraid. Consoles us in our sorrow. Understands us more than any mortal could.

Guides us when we lose our way. Accepts us for who we are, and sends His Angels to watch over us. The Abba who shows us we are never alone even in times of isolation. The Abba who never rejects us but waits patiently for us to turn to Him.

The Abba who speaks to us in the silence when we open ourselves to hear. Who never leaves a prayer unanswered. An Abba who gifted us with talents and purpose. Who asks us to share, to aid, to help and serve our brothers and sisters.

An Abba who gave us all the beauty a world can hold and a promise of more in the life beyond. An Abba who wants more for us than we could ever imagine for ourselves. "Call me Abba"! With such love, we should realize we are never orphaned, abandoned, unloved, or alone.

He sent His Son to awaken us that we may know the joy of His love. A love so greate He would make the ultimate sacrifice for us, do anything to save us. Teach us what true giving is.

Despite all our human faults and frailties He says "call me Abba". And when we truly look we see Him everywhere and within everyone for that is where He resides. I am so grateful for the love of Abba and all His blessings.