Sunday, May 14, 2006

Abba Father

This may be the only time I ever post a picture that qualifies as "uncheckable," but please don't miss the purpose. I do so for a reason.

Have you ever realized that human comforts are insufficient?
Have you ever needed someone to understand but discovered that such understanding is not earthly?
Have you ever crawled onto the lap of God, and with childlike dependency, begged Him just to hold you?

"And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

When I consider the omnipotence of God, it seems beyond my reach. It is the attribute of God that most sets Him apart from me when I realize how big He is and how small I am. It is the trait of which I am most fearful. But when I consider the role that His strength plays in my weakness, it becomes personal.

Though He is omnipotent, He is not distant.
Though I fear Him, it is not with terror.
Though I cower, it is in awe.
Though His arms are mighty, they are open in an embrace.
I run to Him.
How can I not?
He's my Abba.

4 comments:

gbfluteman said...

AMEN I have learned all too well these last 5 years just how much God is "...a father to the fatherless."

"The Father hears His prayer,
His dear Anointed One,
He cannot turn away
the presence of His Son,
He sees the priceless blood,
He sees the priceless blood,
and tells me I am born of God.

My God is reconciled
His pardoning voice I hear,
He owns me for His child,
I can no longer fear,
with boldness I draw nigh,
with boldness I draw nigh,
and Abba Father I cry."
- Arise, My Soul, Arise (verses 4-5)

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