As a parent who has an adopted child, adoption is such a blessing – to both the child and the parent. There are many children in this world who are seeking to be adopted and loved by loving parents, and many loving parents who are seeking to adopt. Just as in our physical lives, we do not want to grow up with parent(s) who do not care for us; neither should we in our spiritual lives!
Although most don’t want to admit it, one is either under Satan’s control or he/she has submitted to Christ. Paul writes “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness,” Romans 6:16. In other words, I either belong to Christ or Satan; there is no in between. Therefore, if I belong to Satan, then I belong to someone who does not love me; someone who does not care for me; and someone who is only using me to get back at someone else (God). I don’t want to be with Satan, therefore I need to be adopted by God.
In the world today to adopt a child, one must spend a lot of time in court; a lot of money on lawyers; and then wait to see if he/she can adopt or be adopted. With God, adoption is simple. “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise,” Galatians 3:26-29. “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ,” Galatians 4:4-7. So the question remains, are you adopted? If not, why not? “And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely,” Revelation 22:17.