Sunday, March 1, 2015


The word Abba in Hebrew means Father.  In my first language, Afrikaans, the word abba means to piggyback, to be carried on someone's back and shoulders.

That is just so much like our Heavenly Father, our Abba, carrying us through all our troubles in life.  It reminds me of Footprints in the Sand.

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"
~•Galatians 4:6

For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
~•Romans 8:15

~•Footprints in the Sand•~

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"

The Lord replied,
"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."

Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson

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