Sunday, April 16, 2017
"Our ABBA" - 04/16/17 - 1 Kings 10-11
"Praise be to The LORD, your God, who has delighted in you" (I Kings 10:9)
Although the Queen of Sheba gave praise to The Lord in this verse, the language of politeness in the ancient world does not necessarily suggest she was converted. It was a custom for visiting dignitaries to customarily praise the god of the host nation.
It could be after listening to all The Wisdom Solomon shared, the Queen of Sheba, - she missed it.
That she didn't get it.
This weekend has been an annual time of remembering, beginning with Good Friday when our ABBA gave His only Son to die on The Cross for all sin. So we can enter into The Covenant through our Savior and spend eternity with our ABBA. Today, Easter Sunday, we rejoice and celebrate our Savior overcoming the grave and death. Our ABBA, our Savior, both showing what LOVE really is all about. I am praying those who have heard of The Greatest Love, for them to get it. So they may know a true intimacy with our ABBA.
I am reminded in Scripture there are many different names used to describe God. While all the names of God are important in many ways, the name “Abba Father” is one of the most significant names of God in understanding how He relates to people. The word ABBA is an Aramaic word that would most closely be translated as “Daddy.” It was a common term the young children would use to address their fathers. It signifies the close, intimate relationship our ABBA intended between a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child should be able to put in their “daddy.”
It is such a blessing to know when talking about ABBA - you KNOW - without doubt -
Up close and personal. Not distant and superficial.
"Your" ABBA. "Your" Daddy.
And in Christ, "you" are His.
What a beautiful way to celebrate "Easter" each and every day.