Today's devotion is based on Romans 8:15,16: “You have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”
Those who have gone through the adoption process know how hard it is to adopt a child. You have to be assessed and granted the legal approval of the court to adopt. It is a grueling process.
Many children are not adopted. They long, as it is said today, to have a forever family. Through baptism, we have become sons and daughters in God’s forever family through adoption. As children, we can talk to our Father God in the tenderest of terms, calling him ‘Daddy’, as a young child would talk to their father.
As children of God, we are his heirs, receiving the inheritance of eternal life in perfect love, peace and joy in heaven. What an amazing future we have to look forward to. Maybe right now, you are suffering from one of the many trials that we have in this imperfect life. But as brothers and sisters of Christ, we are privileged to share, however slightly, in his sufferings. And we have the promise that we will share in his glory.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Loving Father, what a privilege I have that I am part of your forever family. May I always treasure being your child and heir through adoption into this wonderful family. Amen.