8/25 Galatians 4:6

6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"

The verse that precedes our verse for today tells us that in the fullness of time God sent His Son. It was just the right time in world history. Roads were built by Rome and ships were traveling great distances by which the message could be carried. The population of the world was about to begin a steady increase. Perhaps even more significant was that Israel was about to cease to be a nation.

God sent His Son to redeem those who were under the law so that we could be adopted as sons of God. Because we are now sons through faith in Jesus, the Spirit of God's Son, Jesus, has been sent into our hearts. He is our new nature. Just as Jesus called out to His Father while on earth, so we now call out to God as our heavenly Father.

Abba is Aramaic for "Daddy." This implies an intimacy and trust like we would place in a good earthly father. We run to Him when we are hurting, when we accomplish something, and when we need counsel. We are proud of Him and want to be as much as possible like Him. We also fear His discipline. But we love it when He carries us on His shoulders or rocks us to sleep with a song.

Wonder! Almighty God is the daddy of every believer.