You received the Spirit of adoption.
Rummaging through records in the college Bursar’s office, Phil stumbled on to something he’d never known—he was adopted. He hopped in his car for the two-and-a-half hour drive to the house where he grew up.
Charging through the front door, he confronted his parents. “You adopted me!” he said accusingly—then, big smile and a bear hug. “Because of you,” he said, “I’ve had a wonderful life. I got here as soon as I could, to thank you and to tell you how much I love you.”
“What were you thinking on that drive home?” I asked.
“That I was wanted! They chose me, wanted me, and adopted me.”
Do you know the feeling? God chose you, wanted you, and adopted you. You are family, with full rights: a child of God; a joint heir with Christ (Rom 8:17).
God chose you, wanted you, adopted you
and promised you a forever home.