Monday, November 3, 2014

+DEV+ An Adoptive Picture

Date: November 3, 2014 12:48 AM
Topic: +DEV+  An Adoptive Picture

An Adoptive Picture

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." (John 14:18)

Scripture Focus: John 14:15-21

Layered on top of God's birth and marriage pictures of His perfect love for us is another image, that of adoption. I understand being born again; after all, I was born and saw both my daughters when they were born. 

For 38 years of marriage, I have understood more clearly how God is our groom and we are His bride. His assurance to us of comfort through the Holy Spirit carried us through long years of waiting. But when that first baby was placed in our arms and our love was immediate, we grasped deeply what it means to be placed in the family of God, to be wanted and to belong, to be grafted into a new life that we hadn't earned, to have our place in His family finalized and irreversible. 

These facets of our lives as believers in Jesus are made richer through the reality of adoption. Perhaps you know of an adoption story; let it point you to your heavenly Father who has not left you orphaned.

Insight: We have a Father, and he calls us His own!

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