Side by Side – Day 29 “Abba”

Gregory Wasinski Seasonal Series, Uncategorized

I believe that there are certain words we use that call us into a deeper level of spirituality. One of those words is the name Jesus utters for His father in heaven, “Abba.” Author Brennan Manning wrote, “My identity as Abba’s child is not an abstraction or a tap dance into religiosity. It is the core truth of my existence.” By using the same word for God as Jesus did, we are reminding ourselves that we are forever a child of God and He will never leave us. In your life you know there is nothing a loving parent wouldn’t do for their child.

Another beautiful relation to Christ also happens when we are inspired to speak as He did. We see that Jesus made everything else about the Father and not about Himself. Jesus worked to lead people to the Father not to Himself. He desired eternal salvation so they could return to God and live eternity in His presence. His living example is the daily reminder that no matter what happens, this world is only temporary.