Today's devotion for today is based on 1 John 3:1, "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God, and that is what we are."
Adoption means the adoptee becomes a part of the family and has equal rights a child born into the family would have. At the time of adoption, a new birth certificate is issued with the details of the adoptive parents included in it.
Isn't it a bit like this with our Heavenly Father? He lovingly takes us into his family through baptism. We are children of God. God will never reject us. But sadly, some people choose to leave God's family, which grieves God, as well as the members of God's family here on earth. Let's celebrate God's love and enthusiastically claim our place in God's family with our fellow children of God. That's who we are.
Please pray with me: Loving God, thank you for taking us into your care and making us your children. Please help us grow to be more like you and see you in other people. Thank you for forgiving our sins and keeping us in your family. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen