Adoption is a beautiful concept throughout Scripture. God has used adoption to save Moses and lead the Jews out of Egypt.
God used Esther’s adoption to save the Jewish people and the Messianic line through her courageous stand.
God used Joseph to adopt Jesus and take him in as his own. God used Joseph to save Jesus from the bloodthirsty quest of Herod.
All of these adoptions led us to the greatest adoption the world could ever know…
“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’” -Romans 8:15 ESV
We, as sinful humans, are given new life. We are given a new family. We are given a new Father.
We were outside of God’s family until he decided to take us in as his own. And through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we are now called sons and daughters of God.
I pray that we, as Christians, will live in the truth of this adoption; being thankful for the grace and love of God.