Ok, back to this blog and our adoption! This past Sunday, our pastor shared an incredible message on adoption. He basically shared how we are adopted by God. Simple concept right? Like one I should have known and realized long ago. Yet, I haven't really ever thought much about being adopted by God. Sure, I became a Christian at the age of five and I've followed Him ever since, but adopted, no I never thought of Him adopting me. Him choosing me. The passage Pastor picked on Sunday was this:
Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. Ephesians 1:5 (The Message)
Wow! What a powerful scripture to read. To know that God took pleasure in planning for me, just as I have had the pleasure in planning for our child. That He picked me to be in His family long before I ever accepted Him into my heart. It seems like such a simple concept, yet one that hit me in the face this past week.
I am God's because He chose me to be His. Same as He is choosing a child for us. We do not choose, but God does and it is all designed to be in His timing, His plan. Pretty amazing if you ask me!