Dada… Papa… Daddy… Dad… Father

Father’s Day a time not only to acknowledge our biological father, husband and brothers.

We must also remember “the Father from whom all fatherhood derives it’s name” (Ephesians 3:15). To appreciate God as our Father everyday is something we can learn to do — even if your relationship with your father was painful for you.

“Abba” is Hebrew for Papa and it’s the first word that a little boy or girl says. It’s a wonderful, affectionate name for God and we could use it in our prayers. To know that the Almighty God is our dear Papa is such a blessing!

Mark 10:13-16 tells the story of Jesus receiving little children into his arms to bless them. Jesus not only loved these little ones he fought for them, rebuking his disciples who tried to shoo them away because Jesus was busy.

You may have lost touch with it, but you have a child part of you inside. There’s a little and vulnerable part of you that longs for your Heavenly Father to lift you up in his arms with joy!

There’s a void in you and in me that only Abba can fill. But we cling to people. We try to impress people. We rush around and strive to succeed. We worry. We accumulate more and more stuff. We seek new experiences. We escape into entertainments or alcohol. We hold onto old wounds, especially from our fathers.

O, my friends, Jesus shows us the Abba Father love of God that we yearn for! Nothing else will fill the void in you and in me.

Happy Fathers Day to all my male-folk who are fathers, uncles, god fathers and for the mothers who play a double role, hold on to the balance wheel “Jesus” seek his counsel and his wisdom as you mold these lives. Teach your sons to love and serve God, how to honour commitments, how to respect women and choose a virtuous woman. Let your life be an example, your daughters must know what or who a good god fearing man is so she can choose wisely in the future. Have a wonderful day!!!


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