How serious does God take the relationship he has with his chosen ones? Well, he adopts them as his own. That is no small thing. The covenant of adoption has great weight. While in many cultures one can disown and disinherit one’s biological children—many courts preclude that for adopted children. If one is willing to go through the process to adopt a child—societies have said time and again, that choice is forever.
As adopted children, we are loved by choice. As my dad told me as a child, “Son we did not have you, we picked you!!” There is no greater gift than being able to love a child that you were able to adopt. God, who is perfect, demonstrates that beyond any measure of man. He took us as broken vessels, paid with his life to redeem us and walks with us daily in order to transform us into someone far greater, co-heirs with Christ our Savior.
With that gift as a backstop, how could we ever walk away from the love and the life God offers? It seems unreasonable, impractical and even ridiculous for us not to accept his gift and follow him daily. I am proud to be his adopted son and am grateful each day for the gift.
God Bless You
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[f] And by him we cry, “Abba,[g] Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.