Adoption is a big deal

Adoption is a big deal for God. He loves kids. Little ones and big ones too. Romans 5:8 “God demonstrated his love as Father by sending Jesus to live and die for our sins while we were still rebellious.” Ephesians 1:5: “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Adoption is how I get my identity as a child of God and how you can get yours too. God revealed himself to us as Father and adopts us as loved children, if we accept the peace he offers. Some of us prefer war and rebellion, but somehow God softens our hearts, maybe through our struggles. OKAY mostly through our struggles.
Adoption is a big deal for me too. I am so glad that I gave in and allowed Jesus to take over. He continues to show me that he alone is sufficient to handle my worries over finances, family, and my inadequacies. Jesus has truly become enough for me. Each day I am reminded that He alone is the one who can, through me, be the husband that my wife needs, the father that my kids need, the leader that my church needs, and the friend that my neighbors need. If that seems weird, please understand that God desires to live his life through us and make it fulfilling and filled with peace.
What powers you through the inevitable struggles of life? Can you relate to the idea of adoption spiritually or relationally?

One thought on “Adoption is a big deal

  1. Very well said. It is amazing how freeing it is when you learn that Jesus really is enough. I still have not figured out how/why He chose me, but at least I don’t fight Him as much anymore!


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