Yet you, Lord, are our Father.

(Isaiah 64:8 NIV)

My mother once told me that my first words as a baby were dad or “baba,” to be more precise. When I became a Christian, I also learned to call God my Baba. A Sunday school student, who used to hang on to my every word, once asked me, “Why do you always start your prayers with ‘Dear heavenly Father’?” I just don’t know of any other way to refer to a holy God, who is also my Daddy.

Sadly, many people don’t have great relationships with their earthly fathers, so it’s hard for them to see God as a loving Father. After all, God gave men the awesome privillege of reflecting His fatherhood, but they have often failed to be like their heavenly Father. But I know that the more we get to know God, the more we will begin to understand the true meaning of the word “father.” He truly is the perfect Baba.

Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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