For You From The Word
God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”(Galatians 4:6)
For You To Think About
Allen knelt by his baby son’s crib, exhausted. It was harder being a single dad than he’d ever dreamed. Yet today his little boy had unknowingly given him a perfect gift. The tyke stretched his chubby arms up to Allen and said “Daddy” for the first time.
“Abba,” loosely translated as an affectionate “Daddy,” is a term from scripture that refers lovingly to God the Father. The metaphor of the Father as “Daddy” allows us better understand God’s character: a loving, close, caring parent.
“Daddy” paints a powerful word picture for men who face an unplanned pregnancy.
A birth dad may be confused about his feelings for his child’s mother. He may be concerned that decisions about the child’s life are out of his hands. He may doubt his ability to be an effective father.
But he can look to God as the model of a strong father – a daddy who is near and present in the lives of His children.
A birth dad can cry out to Abba. It is the name that God the Father longs to hear from His children.
For You To Pray
Grant a special dose of grace on birth dads. Assure them of Your presence when they cry out to You for love, strength, and wisdom.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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