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Have you ever experienced having a fight with your sibling when you were just toddlers, and the older one would tease you and say that you’re “just adopted” and that you two aren’t really related? I remember I would cry and would immediately tell my mom and ask if it was true. The word “adopted” can bring a lot of bias and prejudice when used in the human context. It mostly surprises us when we just learn that someone whom we thought we knew all our lives and treated as a brother or a sister, isn’t at all a brother or a sister.
But for God, being “adopted” is one thing we should be thankful-even grateful for.Paul wrote in Ephesians 1:4 that “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” Can you imagine being chosen by the Most High God to be His child?
Even before we were formed, God knew His children already. He knew His own people. When we came to acknowledge and accept Jesus Christ in our hearts, the Heavenly Father made us into His adopted sons and daughters. Christ’s death on the Cross of Calvary symbolized God filing our adoption papers to free us from the custody of Sin and Satan. The Lord searched each and every one of us out.
God already selected the wallpaper for your room in your future home: in Heaven. Are you excited to see what He has prepared for you?