Adopted By God
Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
Recently at Prayer Group we talked of adoption and being adopted and heirs of Christ. In all of this I have been brought to tears and I have wept. I understand a little more now of God’s love. I still don’t fully understand and I don’t know His full heart but even the littlest glimpses are enough to change us from the inside out.
The heartbreak that a person goes through, the trials and the testimonies they have when they experience adopting a child, I had never once thought about it. Of how it all works and the things that they have to go through to get there. I never thought of the back-and-forth or the loneliness, of not having control or of letting someone else be in control.
God wants to teach me that I need to let go of control. I have been that spoiled child or that broken child that was taken from the orphanage out of darkness and I’ve been resentful and I’ve been hurt. I’ve been broken but in the midst of it all He still loved me. He still took the time to come and see me every day. He still took the time to stay at my bedside until I finally accepted him as my Father. I broke down and cried and I worried that I wasn’t good enough that the world chewed me up and spit me out and rejected me but in all of this I’m learning He did everything to find me. He followed every step every well played hand and he did everything to show me that I was His and He would always be there for me. He would never abandon me or never for sake me.
He leaves the 99, and I couldn’t earn it and I don’t deserve still he gives Himself. Oh! The overwhelming, never ending, wreckless love of GOD!
I’ve got a song to sing,