Ephesians 1:4-5 Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
When I was about 3 weeks old I was adopted by my parents. My birth mother was very young (only 15) and had been placed into a home/hospital for unwed pregnant women. She was unable to care for me and allowed me to be adopted.
My adopted parents were in their 40’s and were unable to have children. They had adopted my brother 2 years earlier and then got a phone call to come and pick me up.
My brother and I were well cared for and loved by our parents. They loved us as if we were their own. I don’t remember the exact age I was when they told me but I guess I would have been under 10 years.
I wouldn’t say that I was chosen by my parents but I was chosen for my parents. Back 47 years ago a child was put with parents of the similar colouring. I was dark like my dad and my brother was fair like my mum. My brother and I don’t look alike but we have a mutual bond that comes from being brought up as brother and sister.
I thank God that I was given to my parents and that they adopted me. Who knows where I could have ended up if God hadn’t had his hand on my life.
My birth mother was not a Christian and if I had stayed with her I would not have been brought up in a Christian home. I most likely would not have met my husband when I was 18 and wouldn’t have the family I have now.
Wow, thank you, thank you Lord for holding my life in your hands and allowing me to be placed where you wanted me to be – what a blessing.
But guess what, He has chosen us all to be his children. It doesn’t matter if you have been adopted or not, He has chosen us. His hands are on our lives and He wants the best for us.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;