And He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.”
Abba – this is His name as a father. We grow up, and some of us don’t have good relationships with our dads. Others of us had great relationships, but somewhere along the way, something happened. Maybe some of our dads are on the other side of eternity.
But God is our heavenly father. He is perfect; He is our defender and protector. He is our creator, our healthier. He is Almighty, all-knowing, all-powerful. But He is our dad.
We can come to him for anything. We can cry out and tell him about our struggles. We can vent about school or work. We can cry and say why, why am I stuck in this season. Why am I still single? Why haven’t you given me a child?
Parents want the best for their children. They make us work for certain things. The discipline, but ultimately they want the best for us. They want us to succeed. Often they surprise us or spoil us.
Our father is no different. There are seasons in life where we cry out, thank you, father! Thank you for all that you’ve given me. There are seasons when we have more than enough and are overcome with emotion.
The best blessing is to have trust with our heavenly father. Because, unlike earthy parents that come sometimes fail us, He is constant, never changing, never failing, always an advocate for us.
That is why this has to be one of the most powerful verses in the bible. Truly think about it. Jesus is calling out to His father. Imagine calling out to your dad. Father, please, please don’t make me do this.
Imagine how hard it was for God to turn away, watching His son in pain He was in knowing it was the only way to win our hearts.
Some people may not understand our faith, and that is okay. But my life was changed forever when I found a father in my heavenly creator. I know to some He is a provider, to others a healer, to most a protector, but my testimony’s foundation is proof that I have cried out Abba father, and He heard me.
Father, Abba, Lord Almighty, thank you. Thank you for being a father to us. Thank you for blessing us even when we don’t deserve it. Thank you for disciplining us. Thank you for making us better. Lord, I am sorry for all the times I hurt you. We thank you for loving us either way. Every day you comfort us, you bless us, and you make life more enjoyable. We thank you, and we love you. It is in your Holy Name that we pray, AMEN!