Adoption is beautiful. The whole concept just warms my heart. Adoption gives people with Love to pour out a heart to pour into! It also brings more Love into a home and fills it to overflowing! What an incredible picture of the Love God has for each of us.
5 He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will
God planned ahead and calls each of us His son or daughter. He did this even though we are sinners and don’t always call Him Father. He Loves us and has a plan for each of us to belong to His family. He wants to call us “Co-heirs with Christ” because we have accepted the sacrifice of His Son Jesus for us. He wants us to be led by the Spirit and become sons (daughters) of God!
14 All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children, 17 and if children, also heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ-seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
I am pretty confident you have heard/read the following verse in Galatians “ Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.” But do you know what comes before that in scripture? There is a “Therefore” and I was taught to always look to see what it is there for!
6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God. 8 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. Galatians 4:6-8
In this case it is there to tell us why we are no longer slaves but instead “an heir through God”! “Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”‘ How awesome is that!
I think it is amazing that God seeks us out for a relationship. That is only one of the parallels I could draw between God and adoptive parents. The Love poured out to the adopted is immeasurable.
Today, be open to God’s Love. I would challenge you in your marriages to think about adoption in a different way. Adoption is adding someone to your family, right? Well… when you got married you added your husband (wife) to your family. It was a choice made out of Love. Today choose Love. Today focus on the good and not the bad. Today focus on the blessing God has given you in your husband (wife). Today… let Love pour out for your husband (wife).
Adoption is beautiful!
I have had adoption on my mind a lot lately because my sister and her husband are adopting a new born baby girl very soon!!! I can’t wait to hold my new niece! You can read all about them and follow their journey here: www.Facebook.com/TheSuraceFamily
THE SURACE FAMILY ADOPTION TSHIRT FUNDRAISER… because adoption is beautiful!
Today is the first day of a 2 week tshirt fundraiser with all proceeds going to The Surace Family Adoption Fund! Her due date is late August but it is highly likely she will arrive early! So the race is on to raise funds! Every little bit helps and all of the profits from the sale of the tshirt below goes to their adoption fund!
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