One day while I was working in my office, my phone rang. It was my daughter. She was having a bad day, and as soon as I answered the phone, she said only one word: “Daddy.”
You and I go through life with many names and titles. I am a business man, a writer and speaker, a breadwinner, etc.
But when my daughter called me “Daddy,” she got all of me. She had the complete attention and support of anything that I am. If she needed me to help her with a term paper, she didn’t need to make an appointment with the Copy Editor… all she had to do was say “Daddy.” If she needed money for any good reason, she didn’t have to fill out a check request to the President of the company… all she had to do was say “Daddy.” Just crying out “Daddy” gets her immediate access to all of me.
God Himself has many names and titles. He is Jehova Jireh, The Lord of Provision; El Shaddai, The All Sufficient God; Elohay Selichot, God of Forgiveness; Elohay Mikarov, God Who is Near; Jehovah Shalom, The Lord of Peace; Jehovah Rofehcha, The Lord Who Heals You; and many more.
But Scripture tells us that we can call God by another name. We can call God “Abba,” the Hebrew word for “Daddy.” When we call God “Daddy,” we get all of Him… peace, provision, sufficiency, forgiveness, nearness, and more. Daddy is all we need.