Advent Daybook, 20: Abba! Father!

My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you? (see previous Advent daybook 2016 posts here)

little lamb by jenedy paige ( source & painting description)

little lamb by jenedy paige (source & painting description)

Handel's Messiah by Jenny & Tyler (lyrics & chord sheet here)

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.


Restore us, O God of hosts;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!
— Galatians 4:4-7 (ESV) & Psalm 80:7 (ESV)

prayer for the day:

O Lord God, we thank you for everything you allow us to see and hear. May our hearts become awake and alive through all we receive so that we await your final revelation and recognize your ultimate will for all people, for all nations and races on earth. Hear us in these days, for we know your kingdom is coming. Your kingdom is before our eyes. Your Word, your help, is coming, and in Jesus Christ light will dawn for all the world. Praise and honor to you for all you do! May we see it all before our eyes so that our expectation of the last days is a living expectation, full of joy and blessing. We want to wait in joy, in love, and in longing for the day that is coming to your glory. Amen.
— Evening Prayers: For Every Day of the Year by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt


Spend some time writing out a few meaningful tags for gifts you'll be giving at Christmas.

(see all Advent daybook posts from 2015 here)