A couple of the men at the church had boys, and were ragging me for a few weeks with: "That's OK, Robert. We understand; it takes a man to have a son." After a while, I had had enough, and replied: "You know, you're right, it takes a man to have a son, but it takes a Daddy to have a Daughter." They never said anything else to me.
Now, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren later, I can attest to the fact that there is a special relationship between a daddy and his daughters. I have never regretted having three girls.
The word "Abba" is used at least three times in the New Testament in connection with God the Father. It is basically an ancient word which conveyed a closer relationship than the more formal "father." Jesus used it as He prayed to His Father in Mark's Gospel, and Paul used it in writing to the Romans and the Galatians. Many would translate the term "Abba' as "Papa" or "Daddy," indicating the very close relationship with God the Father.
Can you call God your "Daddy" on this fathers' day?
If not, here's how you can know Him and the forgiveness and Salvation He has already provided for you on the Cross of Calvary.
Happy Fathers' Day
Bro. Robert E. LaFavre, Pastor Emeritus