DIG for Sunday the 27th of December….. Abba Father, the first time…..Mark 14 v 36

Jesus was the first to use the term, “Abba, Father”; before this account in Mark we do not see this phrase in the whole of Scripture.

He said this in the garden at Gethsemane, as the enormity of His task was fully understood by his human mind (Matthew 14 v 36).

In His hardest time, at a time of great stress He spoke out to His heavenly Father and called Him Dad.

He came to His Father with an affectionate and intimate term, even in the hardest of times.

As we will see later we can also now say, “Abba, Father”.

In your hardest times you can approach your Heavenly Father and call Him Dad.

Even in my hardest times, and even when I had done some stupid things, I always knew I could still approach my earthly father and call him Dad.

I didn’t change my attitude or the way I spoke to my Dad at these difficult times.

It is the same with God.

Even if we have been stupid, even in really hard stressful times, the Lord wants us to approach Him in the same manner, with boldness and affection calling Him Dad.

In prayer we can use this term Abba or Dad; in prayer we do not need to change the way we speak into old King James’ English.

God is our Father, our affectionate and loving Dad, we can approach Him in the same manner at all times.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I can use the example of Jesus and call you Abba, Father”.

Mark 14 v 36…..And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt


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