As a Christian and as a man… I just love adoption. I so respect and honor those who selflessly bring into their families those who, by no fault of their own find themselves in dangerous and unhealthy environments. I personally know many families who have adopted. I say with all honesty, that I can see no difference in the love provided to their natural children and those whom are adopted into their lives.
In Romans 8: 14-15 we are told: For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”
I love this.. I was an orphan in the world, but now through Jesus and His sacrificial atonement on my behalf… I am now adopted into the Kingdom of Father God!
This is significant. You see, when Paul wrote this, natural children of a family could be disinherited… because they were thought to be illegitimate.
BUT, an adopted child could not be legally disinherited ever, because the parents knew what they were doing at the time.
As a son of God, I needn’t ever worry about losing my eternal inheritance, because God knew what He was doing when He saved me and adopted me. Love it!!
Christian- rest in the comfort of your salvation… we need not worry or fret about our eternal destination- it is secure! 🙂