Aaaaaabaaaa, Father!

13 Jun

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “ Abba! Father!”  Romans 8:15

Sometimes I get stuck on an idea and just can’t get it out of my mind.  Since we’ve been visiting our children and grandchildren we’ve heard a lot of kids hollering for their parents with the full expectation that there parents will fix things.  I checked Barnes Commentary to see what he had to say about this crying out, and this is what he had to say.  It gives me chills (in a good way).

Whereby we cry. As children who need protection and help. This evinces the habitual spirit of a child of God; a disposition,

(1.) to express towards him the feelings due to a father;

(2.) to call upon him– to address him in the language of affection and endearing confidence;

(3.) to seek his protection and aid.

Our heavenly Daddy does not run out of patience.  He wants us to holler for Him.

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