Tuesday, February 12, 2013
As Christians, we are all adopted. God set His love on us, not for any thing in us, anything we had done, could do, or would do. We were all dead in our trespasses and sins. And ours was an expensive adoption. He who was rich beyond all splendor, all for love's sake, became poor. Man is made in the image of God, and the best things we can do are to be done in imitation of God. By the power of the Holy Spirit, a redeemed Christian may now rightly work, love, speak and defend truth, and even (should God call them to) adopt. God did not add us to His family because He needed company. Nor because we looked like beautiful furniture to complement His heavenly court. All the benefits of the adoption flow to us, the adopted. All the glory flows to God. And He is delighted with that arrangement. Just so, we want to adopt Garnet purely for her own benefit, and let all the glory flow to God. If God brings us through, we trust that we (and He) will be delighted with that arrangement.