In Mark 14:36, we find Jesus saying "Abba, Father everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will." In Aramic, Abba means "daddy" or "dear father," signifying a close and intimate relationship with God. I was a christian for a few years before I was able to say "Abba, Father." My struggle, like many others, was due to a distant relationship with my own father, along with much brokenness in my life. However, God through His mercy, love and perseverance has helped heal my brokenness, enabling me to find wholeness in Him.
When going through treatment for cancer, I found myself many times with tears in my eyes crying out "Abba, Father." As, I was saying those words, I would imagine myself climbing onto His lap with His arms wrapped around me...with Him whispering back..."Shhhh, my daughter, I am here."
Well, only 35 minutes and it will be time for the letter B...
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