Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14

Adoption is forever, and is not to be taken lightly. Many years ago, I worked in a crisis pregnancy center. Most of the women who came there just needed a little boost because food stamps won't cover diapers. Then there were those who felt they were in crisis and that their situation was impossible for having a child. That's when they were encouraged to place their baby for adoption. Adoption allows those who cannot have children the opportunity to love and care for a human, raising them as their own and teaching them the customs of their family. Too often we don't respect our adoption into the family of God. We are being raised into the likeness of the one who adopted us. We are chosen and are no longer in the family of the world. A child who is adopted does not go between the family who placed them for adoption and the adoptive family, they are forever in the family who adopted them. We must stop running back to the family of the world, we no longer belong to it.

In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. Ephesians 1:5

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