Abba and the Emergency Room

It is stressful for all of us to need to visit a hospital emergency room. I found myself there this morning. Luckily, our charming outport has a clinic/hospital just five minutes away from our home.

I wasn’t sure what was wrong, but I follow the rule : “When in doubt, check it out”.

While sitting and waiting, I started to read a handout: ‘Hospital Activity Book for Children’. In it, there was a guide for learning sign language, and so I started to learn it. After learning the signs for the letters ‘A’ and ‘B’, I realized I could spell another word for God, “Abba” or “Daddy”. This is the familiar name that Jesus used to address his Father. Abba God is our Daddy too. I was aware of how vulnerable we all are, and I knew that my Abba was with me.

A kind and gentle physician helped me, and I was able to return home. Growing older will bring changes and challenges for all of us, but we are all children of a loving Abba who watches lovingly over his little ones.

7 thoughts on “Abba and the Emergency Room

  1. Sally, sorry for your emergency but I’m glad you were able to return home. Yes, it is a blessing beyond description to know God as Abba as His adopted child.


  2. ABBA, ABBA FATHER, YOU ARE THE POTTER, WE ARE THE CLAY. So Sally, what part of your clay necessitated a trip to emergency? Just kidding. I love that you didn’t waste your waiting time but did something positive and learned from the experience – how to spell Abba. In Hebrew it is Avi as well. Injury or sudden pain makes us all feel so vulnerable, and there is no better person to cry out to than OUR ABBA FATHER. Too often we turn to Him last. I wonder how many U-turns or wrong turns we make in law by not crying out to Him first when life throws us a curve ball. So we go round and round the mountain until we learn life’s lesson. He probably looks at us with His arms outstretched and gently shakes His head saying, “Come to Me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” Matthew 11:28-30. I love My Abba.

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  3. Nice post Sally! And it’s nice to bump into a fellow Canadian on here! I’m way over on the other side of our Country: British Columbia.


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