Abba– Father denotes personal relationship at the most intimate level made all the more sweet by the fact that not only are we God’s as His creation, but also as His children, adopted into His family.
Adoption isn’t an accident. It is premeditated and proactive. It is a forethought with a plan. It costs. Adoption is the essence of being sought, of being wanted, of belonging, of chosen. It brings with it a new name.
“They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought After…” Isaiah 62:12
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children”. When we cry out to God as “Abba,” the Spirit of God somehow comes alongside us (“with our spirit”) and gives us assurance that we truly are in God’s family.Tim Keller
But rather than go into it all, here’s the audio link from our chat:
And … for your listening pleasure from our Spotify playlist, No One But You (Hillsong Worship)