Adopted

When I was a child, my older sibling would sometimes tease me by telling me that I was adopted. For some reason, thinking that I wasn’t my parents’ biological child always, for a few fleeting seconds, made me feel both sad and scared. Sad at the thought that I might not really belong. Scared that maybe I wasn’t really wanted.

However, as I got older, I grew to appreciate how amazing the experience of adoption must be.

Imagine for a minute how that child must feel.

Someone, a complete stranger really, chooses to open their heart and their home to you.

I can only imagine how special that child must feel.

Chosen.

Wanted.

Somehow, adoption no longer seems scary; instead it sounds pretty awesome!

And we should feel the same when we consider that God has chosen each one of us to be His child.

Not because of anything we have done.

But simply because He loves us.

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