Adopting a child is said to be one of the most beautiful yet heart wrenching journeys one could experience.

Imagine a couple desiring to have children biologically but unable to. Sensing a void of laughter, joys, and growth in their lives, they find solace in the ability to rear a child through another process- adoption. What joy it must bring to introduce someone as a son or a daughter- words that you never thought would leave your mouth.

Receiving joy from watching that child growth from a baby to an adult. Reading bedtime stories, helping with homework, getting them involved in school activities, and being their during their growing pains. The ability to just be present and to be responsible for the life of another is a gift beyond explanation.

That child now has access to things that once were missing or not realized as a result of unfortunate circumstances. A chance to be loved, a life outside of governmental constructs for child placement, and a place called home. Whatever benefits the parents offer, they are now accessible by the child, without restrictions.

When we accepted Jesus as our personal Savior, we were adopted into a royal family. We now have access to benefits without restrictions – some yet realized.

This adoption process is a bit different. Although we were handpicked by our Heavenly Father…

“God chose us in Christ to be holy and blameless in God’s presence before the creation of the world. God destined us to be his adopted children through Jesus Christ because of his love. This was according to his goodwill and plan Ephesians 1:4-5 CEB

However, we are to make the decision to chose if we want to be adopted. The Bible says:

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:” John 1:12 NKJV

When you receive Jesus, you have the right to become the children of God. What this means is that not everyone belongs to God because not everyone receives Him. Only those who choose Him by way of Jesus.

As a new parent receives joy just from the presence of their child, God finds pleasure in watching His children grow into maturity, to become men and women that He has reared to make a difference in this world and to reflect His image on the earth.

What an amazing opportunity it is to be given access to peace, joy, love, hope, and a promise of a life removed from worry, stress, fear, and sin.

Your Parent eagerly awaits your decision. What will you do?

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