I was having a conversation tonight with a new believer and we were talking about approaching God as Father. She's been let down by a father and a husband and the question was raised, how could she know what God's love is like as a Father?
Indeed, I went to service recently where God as "Father" was completely eradicated from the liturgy, leaving a gaping hole so wide that the words fell hollow and empty.
I came across this video this evening, in no small measure because someone dropped into the Cafe today and signed a post as "Scout" and it got me thinking about a particular person in literature by that name. In this montage of scenes from the masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird we may find possibly a most brilliant illustration of what the Father's love is really like, the Father that Jesus called Abba. The God that Jesus himself taught us to call Abba.