A Casket Of Sweet Thoughts

Abba, Father
When we learn to look up to God out of our weakness and sorrow, and say, "Abba, Father," what a revelation does the name disclose! What a treasure of precious love-thoughts does it unlock! For one thing, there is love in this divine Fatherhood--love that never falters, that never wearies, that stops at no sacrifice. There is also watchfulness that never sleeps, that looks down with compassionate eye from above the silent stars, and keeps vigil day and night. There is compassion, also, that peers into the depths of all our want and woe. There is shelter too, for ever does our Father stand between us and danger. There is guidance, a divine Hand clasping ours and leading us along through every strange way. No casket of earth's jewels holds so rich a cluster as does this heavenly casket, this name Father, contain of the jewels of divine grace.

Romans 8:14-17: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (KJV)
Romans 8:26: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (KJV)
Galatians 4:6-7: And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. (KJV)

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