You Have Been Adopted

In love he predestined us to be adopted.
                        —Ephesians 1:5

You are an adopted child.

Eph. 1:5 says that God “planned, in his purpose of love, that we should be adopted as his own children” (JBP). “And this gave him great pleasure” (NLT).

According to Rom. 8:15 your adoption gives you the right to call God “Abba Father.” “Abba” is an Aramaic word best translated “Daddy.” It is a term that describes the intimate relationship a father has with his child, and the total trust a child has in his father.

Adoption has two sides: the loneliness of a child who needs a parent, and the loneliness of an adult who needs a child.

God couldn’t bear for you to be alone.

And he couldn’t bear to be without you.

God chose you. Loved you. Adopted you.

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