Ask your parents. I’m sure they will respond with a big smile: «mama» or «papa».,
These are often the first words that babies say. In English you say mom; in French, maman; in Spanish, mama; in Italian, mamma…
Do you know why? It is because both the letter «m» and the letter «p» are easily pronounced by putting your lips together; that’s why they are called «bilabial» consonants. Try it out! Then add the first vowel or sound that babies say, which is «a.»
All babies in the world, no matter in what country they were born, repeat those sounds while babbling … which parents like to think sounds like «papa» or «mama» And why wouldn’t it be true?
Jesus also called His heavenly Father «Abba,» which in Aramaic means «Dad,» said in an affectionate way.
Jesuswas as confident and fond of his Father as you are when you call your father «Dad» or your mother «Mom.»
Jesus wants us to have the same relationship with His heavenly Father that He has and that He showed us when He lived here on Earth.
Why don’t you pray today and call God«Abba» or «Dad»?
He is your heavenly Dad, and just like your parents like to be affectionately called «Mom-my» or «Daddy,» He will like it too.
Write a sentence with this word in your Prayer Journal.