Father’s Day 2017: Being a Kingdom DaDDy

Series: Father’s Day 2017

In Scripture there are many different names used to describe God. While all the names of God are important in many ways, the name “Abba Father” is one of the most significant names of God in understanding how He relates to people. The word Abba is an Aramaic word that would most closely be translated as “Daddy”. It was a common term that young children would use to address their fathers. It signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in his “daddy”. And this is exactly how Jesus addresses God Almighty in the Garden of Gethsemane just hours before He was crucified. Let’s take this word “daddy” and use it as an acronym “DaDDy” to prompt our thinking on what it means and how to be a Kingdom Daddy.