It’s not possible to give many gifts greater than adoption. When a family adopts a child they give him love, protection, membership, inheritance, and a name. Adoption dramatically changes the life not only of the adopted, but the adopter. It’s almost too much to comprehend.
Imagine, then, what’s involved when God adopts someone: “In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will” (Ephesians 1:4,5). Oh, my. It’s one thing to be Christians, servants, or disciples of God. But adopted as God’s own sons and daughters, seated with Jesus in heavenly places? That’s definitely too much to comprehend.
But that’s how it is, Christians. Let’s pray we get used to that reality.
(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley