Father, Daddy - Engulfed in His Gaze
The Hebrew word Avinu means Father. The Hebrew word Abba means Daddy.
“But now, O Lord, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou our potter, and we all are the work of Thy hand.” Isaiah 64:8
“To as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the children of God, even to those who believe on His Name.” John 1:12
“We have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15
Our God is a perfect Father. He has borne our sin, taken us into His arms and called us His own. He loves us, listens to us, strengthens us and cares for us. He holds, molds, leads, protects and comforts us. He is near, accessible and ever-watchful. (John 3:16; Psalm 10:17-18; 1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 37:24; Isaiah 64:8; Psalm 23:2-4; Hebrews 4:14-16; Psalm 121:3)
He cherishes us. He said of His people, “…He who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.” (Zechariah 2:8b) His children are the center of His loving attention, His precious treasure.
The apple of the eye is the pupil, the delicate opening that receives images and light. We are engulfed in His gaze, the kindest expression toward us that we could imagine. As our Father, not only does He tend us with detailed care, but He rejoices over us with joyful singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8
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