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Hidden in Abba

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Abba and little girl walked and talked. They were having a wonderful day together by the sea.

“Abba, can I stay at with you forever? I love your house and I love getting to spend time with you every single day.”

Abba picked little girl up and embraced her. He was moved at her request, “Of course, sweet girl. You are my daughter now and you are always welcome in my home!”

Abba set little girl back down again and took her hand. They continued walking along the ocean shore. As they walked, the waves grew stronger and stronger. Little girl loved this but was also a little bit afraid of the vast expanse of water and the crashing sound as one wave after another came closer.

Little girl held up her arms to Abba. He picked her up again. She laid her head on his shoulder and watched the heavy waters come closer one at a time with a cadence filled with power.

Abba held onto little girl tightly. He knew she was trying to be courageous despite still feeling scared.

In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27

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Desperate

Original Photo by Gerard

Original Photo by Gerard

G-d came to me many years ago, and then again a few years ago, and then again. He didn’t come because I was good or because I was beautiful or because I was a delight to be with.

He didn’t come because he had heard of the latest book I had written or the awesome idea I had, or because of my articulate speech.

He came for none of those reasons. He didn’t come because I was good or great or worthy of his company.

It was the opposite really. I was crushed. I was broken. I didn’t know which way was up. I was confused and unsure of anything and my plans were in shambles. The ground was still shaking underneath my feet when he showed up.

When my mess was just about to take me under, he came.

My heart had lost hope. Disappointment had begun to take hold. I was just barely hanging on.

In this state, with sadness consuming my being, I looked up.

Help, G-d, please help. If there’s anything left for me, please help.

He came. He found me. He showed up.

When you wonder if he forgot your name
or if he sees you at all anymore

If you think there’s no way out of your situation.
or you’ve lost your way

If you’re not sure what has become of the life you envisioned

Help, G-d

Try it
What other option do you have?
What else could possibly move G-d more?

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart–
These, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 51:17

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Painting the Sky with Abba

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Create

“Would you like to create something with me?” Abba asked little girl with anticipation in his voice.

“What are we going to create?” little girl asked, staring up at him with wonder.

Abba reached down and picked up a paintbrush that was sitting on the ground beside him. There were numerous cans of paint there as well. Abba dipped his brush in a few different colors of paint. Then he brought the brush up in a broad sweeping motion going from one side to the other.

Little girl stared at the brush in awe as it moved from one side to the other. She saw beautiful colors and light and movement as the brush moved back and forth. She was amazed at all she was taking in, “What are you painting, Abba?”

“The sky. We’re going to paint the sky today!” Abba said as he dipped the brush in the different colors again and then lifted his brush and went from one side to the other. Brilliant colors and light followed everywhere Abba’s brush went and the sky lit up like little girl had never seen before.

“That’s beautiful, Abba! I love it!” little girl said, unable to take her eyes off of the glittering sky that sparkled here and flashed there. She was taken aback at what Abba had shown her today.

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For more adventures with Abba and Little Girl check out my other posts, including this link: Abba & Little Girl 31 Days

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The Heart of a Child

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Photo Credit: pixdaus.com

Abba and little girl had lots of plans. First was their regular routine: little girl would go find Abba sitting in the rocking chair on the porch outside to sit with him for a while and to take in the beautiful green hills and sea in the distance. This was their start to everyday since little girl had come to Abba’s house.

Little girl had been a little unsure about Abba when she first arrived because of all the others she had stayed with who she thought would be her new dad or mom. Every new place she went to stay stirred hope in her heart that this would be her new home and her new family, yet time and time again she was disappointed. Because of this, little girl was apprehensive about Abba at first.

Abba knew this. Abba knew little girl’s heart. Abba had adopted many children before whose hearts had become sad and disappointed. He was no stranger to the brokenhearted. Nor was he a stranger to little ones who had been misused by the very ones that were supposed to care for them.

Abba knew the hearts of these little ones and he knew just the right words to speak that would bring life again. He knew what would help each one find their hope again. He was such a good father and he knew his children.

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Doing What Abba Does

“Let’s do something fun together, little girl. Let’s build something together!” Abba said with great enthusiasm as he set little girl down in front of him.

Little girl shook her head excitedly, anticipating what Abba and she would do today. So much joy came out through the expression on Abba’s face and in his eyes. He was so excited to be with little girl and share more with her.

“I’m going to show you what I like to do and the things I like to build, little girl, so that you can help me,” Abba continued.

“Okay, Abba. I’m so excited to do this with you! What are we going to make?” Little girl asked enthusiastically.

“Just wait a little bit and I’ll show you. Just do what I do, little girl,” Abba responded.

With that, little girl began to watch Abba and do what he did. She would pick up pieces and put them together in very same way Abba did.

She was so happy to be able to work with Abba and to do what he was doing. This had always been her dream: to be like her father.

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One of the sweetest surfing videos ever!! The little girl is surfing with her professional surfer dad by riding on his back while he catches waves. You will not regret it – only a minute and a half. Father & Daughter Surfing

For more adventures with Abba and Little Girl check out my other posts, including this link: Abba & Little Girl 31 Days

I am joining with katemotaung.com for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.