Watching a show about quintuplets I was overwhelmed with all they go through in a day. The amazing facts of multiple births are amazing. The same DNA runs through all the babies. In adoption a child has all the rights of a natural born child, but the DNA is not there.
But when we are adopted into the Family of God by faith in Christ, we are not just adopted. It’s more than a paper signed and sealed by a judge. It’s God Himself pouring His DNA into us. We are literally born again. We are born of the Spirit through the rebirth of our lives. No longer do we live simply by and for the flesh. We received new lives with new names. Nothing is ever the same.
Oh beloved, your adoption into Christ is cause for great rejoicing! Everything that belongs to Christ belongs to you. The Word is your guidebook for living in the family of God. Not a single page is torn out or left out for you. God is not just your distant, immovable patriarch; He is your daddy God! He loves you! He chose you before the foundation of the world. Not only did He choose you, He chose when He would find you and where He would find you. He knows the life you lived before Christ. He knows the life you are destined to live in Him. His plans for you are good and perfect. It may seem right now that you are oh so alone. You may even feel the adoption was reneged or discarded. But God never goes back on His Word. When you feel like a motherless child, like an orphan without a bed to rest your weary head, you can rest assured that God is working on your behalf and keeping you safe and preparing the way. You don’t have to live by your wits or pick yourself up or make yourself something you are not. For God Himself, through Christ, did just that for you. His Word is your wisdom, He picks you up and He has made you something you could never be on your own. People might reject you, life might get rough, satan might try to convince you it’s not true, but Christ signed your life papers with His own precious blood!
God loves you and He’s for you, forever. Learn to live loved. Learn to believe your secure position as a born again believer. Learn to trust the Lord and let Him work things out for you. You are chosen and you have been signed, sealed and delivered. This is your day to shine the Light of Christ. Share your adoption story with others and remind yourself daily just how loved and cared for you really are.
Ephesians 1:3-5 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. 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.
Ephesians 1:11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan.
Lamentations 3:22 The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease.