Are you an adopted child? Do you know someone who is adopted? It takes a great love for someone to adopt a child into a family when the child has no legal right to be included. There are people who love children enough to accept a child into their family with all the rights and privileges of a natural born child. This principle of adoption is used in the Bible to explain how a person can be accepted into God’s family.
Gal. 4:5 and Eph. 1:5 say that by adoption, a person outside the family of God you has no legal right to be called his child; can become his child with all the rights and privileges of his son Jesus Christ. When we accept Jesus by faith, God adopts us as his child and we become joint heirs with Jesus.
People who love children so much that they are willing to adopt them into their family demonstrate the great love that God has for us. Have you been adopted into God’s family?