A friend posted a video of a young girl who had been in the foster care system for quite some time. Her foster parents love her and her siblings. As her birthday rolled around news came that they had been approved to adopt them, and they presented her a gift with a plaque telling her she was being adopted. She carefully opened the box, and when she read the plaque she burst into tears. Her joy was so overwhelming that she couldn’t control it. Here’s the good news for us today; we have been chosen to be adopted by the Most High God into the Kingdom of Heaven. We no longer have to be shuffled from place to place wondering where we will be sleeping in the evening. Our home and our lives have changed and we are now cared for by our loving Father as princes and princesses of the kingdom. Before the beginning of the world He knew who would love Him, and snatched us from the fire, giving us all the rights and privileges of sons and daughters. Our joy should be as overwhelming as it was for this child. Every now and then we need a reminder of who we are. We are sons and daughters of the King!
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:4-6