But, this is not the case. Jesus called God, “Abba”, which is similar to our English equivalent, “daddy”. The apostle Paul explains that this same spirit is now in the believer. He writes, “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again;rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Imagine seeing a young child run to their father’s arms, but stop short, look up and say, “Dear Father, might thee grant me thy grace and allow me to be hugged by thy strong and loving arms?” This would clearly be ridiculous. Instead, we expect a child to run to their father and freely jump into his loving arms. As believers in Jesus, it’s important to understand that we have been adopted as children of God. This means we have all the rights and privileges of children of the king.