“Abba, Avinu” — Calling God YOUR Father 

Galatians 4:6 — “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

In Hebrew, the scriptures ends with “Abba, Avinu”, meaning: Father, our Father.

What a wonderful message. God sent us His Spirit that entered our hearts, making us sons and daughter, thus enabling us to cry out boldly “Father! Our Father!” for the whole world to hear that Abba is Our Father (“Avinu”).

My sons call me “abba”, that’s “dad” in Hebrew, and when I pray and call out to God, I also call him “Abba”, or “Avinu”, because that is who He is to us: our Father.

When you pray this weekend, or this Shabbat, try calling God “Abba” or “Avinu”, as it is written in the Bible. May you be filled with His Holy Spirit, reminding you that you are his son/daughter, a child of God who received the spirit of adoption, so you can boldly cry out to our heavenly Father calling Him YOUR Father — Abba.