GOD IS ABBA FATHER
“Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?” – Hebrews 12:9
I respected my father when he disciplined me. Sometimes I felt that it was too strict or he didn’t see where I was coming from. Other times, I felt as though he was overlooking the good I did and only focused on my imperfections. I didn’t realize that he was trying to better me. A huge part of my neighborhood recognized that my father was a great man. He not only helped his own children, he helped other children as well. Being a bus driver for a long time, he took the time to help many children. Most children on his bus were fond of him, even if he said something that they were offended by. He wanted the best for them also. Discipline was a part of his style and it came second nature.
The same thing is true with us as spiritual beings. We have a heavenly father that operates in discipline. He does some things to teach us lessons. In the midst of our adversity, he speaks wisdom. We all make mistakes and he uses those shortcomings to teach us important facts about life. Some of us had fathers and others did not. Just like earthly fathers, we have a heavenly father who loves us and deals with us in a similar manner. If we respected our earthly fathers, we should the same with God. Even if we didn’t have earthly fathers, we should still recognize that we have a father above any other father. God can love us pass all of our disappointments. It is written in the Bible that we should honor our mother and father, so that our days may be long on earth. Guess what, when we honor our spiritual father we have a greater gift… eternal life. Abba Father is here to extend mercy and His love will outdo any love an earthly father can give. Abba is waiting for you. Blessings to you and yours, today and forever.