Adopted

We believe in God, the Father Almighty…

I John 3:1

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

Isn’t it truly amazing that a holy and righteous God should take an interest in rebellious human beings? Isn’t it even more amazing that He should want to make us His children? Surely there can be no greater privilege than to be reborn into His family!

Adoption is a permanent change of status; it cannot be undone. And so we can be confident that our position is assured: God will never reject us or disown us. But as adoptive parents will know, it takes time for the new member of the family to settle in and for everyone to feel that they ‘belong’. God will therefore discipline and train us, because He wants us to become men and women who “conform to the image of His Son.” (Romans 8:29) But nothing can ever stop Him from loving us.

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