by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
We are all familiar with the word “Abba,” generally meaning “father,” but there is more too it. The word is used only three times in the New Testament.
The meaning is a little hard to put into English. There is the note of tenderness, love, and affection inherent in the fatherly relationship. There is strength and protection as well. The Hebrew letters are somewhat pictorial. The aleph is drawn as a symbol of an ox, an animal of great strength and authority. The beth is shaped like a house or a home. Thus when we have the word abba, we have one who is the strength and head of the home.
Know this day that our heavenly Father is all of these things and so much more.