Abba – the meaning

I researched something about this word when my Mom and I discussed what Abba is. I found this excerpt:

“…in Jesus’ time the word was colloquial but respectful, even in human families; but it was not a childish expression like “daddy.” To call God “Father” is to affirm that we have been born into the family of God, that we are joint heirs with Christ, that we belong to him forever and will dwell with him. But he is still the sovereign and holy Lord God; and the significance of the word “Father” is one of a reverent, respectful and solemn adult address of God.”
(excerpt from http://www.christianleadershipcenter.org/otws12.htm)

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