Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Life with Abba Father

Death is inevitable for all of us. If you haven’t already experienced the death of a loved one or a close friend, you will eventually. I recently lost an aunt to cancer. Ten years ago my dad died and from my heart poured the words of the poem below. No matter whether you suffer death, distanced relationships, disease, or destruction, God the Father loves you and desires a relationship with you. He will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5), and if you believe in His Son Jesus Christ, you will live an eternal life with Him, your Abba Father (Daddy God). As you encounter earthly sorrows, I pray the words He gave me will bless your heart with His peace and strength (Psalm 29:11). 

Daddy God

What a Father we have in heaven above,
Truly faithful and full of love.
“Call me Abba,” He says with a smile,
As we yearn to delight in His rest for a while.

My family and I need a hug from the Father.
Our Daddy God loves us like no other.
He knows our needs in times of distress.
His Hands hold our tears, those Hands surely bless.

Heavenly Father gave us such a great dad.
Perfect, by no means, but what a blessing we had!
He led by example, teaching so much,
Offering a firm yet loving paternal touch.

God gave us time to gather ‘round dad,
As death’s shadow encompassed his bed.
We lovingly surrounded him while holding his hands,
As he left earth to fulfill the Father’s plans.

We know he’s in heaven, free from pain.
He lives with clouds of witnesses where our Eternal Father reigns.
One day we’ll join the heavenly throng,
Praising the Almighty with a joyous song!

DDC 2005

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. Psalm 116:15 (NASB)

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15 (NASB)

Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6 (NASB)

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 (NASB)


  1. Oh, how beautiful and lovely. The timing of this is perfect as I walk through the death of a friend. Life with Him does the heart good in those times when we will deal with death and dying. Nothing comforts and heals better.

    I did not know you were a poet. Your poem was rich and Father embracing. Thanks again Debbie for blessing me through your writings.