God our Father


Lord, remember your mercy and love that you have shown since long ago.”  Psalm 25:6

My daughter Jenna and I spent several days in the old city of Jerusalem.  One afternoon as we were exiting the Jaffa gate, we found ourselves behind an orthodox Jewish family – a father and his three young girls.  One of the daughters’, perhaps four or five years old, fell a few steps behind and couldn’t see her father. ‘Abba!’ she called to him. He spotted her and immediately extended his hand…..

When the signal changed, he led her and her sisters through the intersection.  In the middle of the street, he reached down and swung her up into his arms and continued their journey.

Isn’t that what we all need?  An Abba who will hear when we call?  Who will take our hand when we are weak?  Who will guide us through the hectic intersections of life?  Don’t we all need an Abba who will swing us up into his arms and carry us home?

We all need a Father.

By Max Lucado
Used by permission

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