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The Beauty of Adoption

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August 1, 2021 8:00 pm

The Beauty of Adoption

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August 1, 2021 8:00 pm

The 2009 film The Blind Side depicts the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager who’s adopted by a family who helps him overcome learning difficulties and achieve excellence in American football. In a moving scene, the family talks with Michael about the possibility of adopting him after he’d been living with them for several months. In a sweet and tender reply, Michael exclaims that he thought he already was a part of the family!  

It’s a beautiful moment, just as adoption is a beautiful thing. Love is extended and full inclusion is offered as a family opens its arms to a new member. Adoption changes lives, just as it profoundly changed Michael’s life.

In Jesus, believers are made “children of God” through faith in Him (Galatians 3:26). We’re adopted by God and become His sons and daughters (4:5). As God’s adopted children, we receive the Spirit of His Son, we call God “Father” (4:6), and we become His heirs (4:7) and coheirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). We become full members of His family.

When Michael Oher was adopted it changed his life, his identity, and his future. How much more for us who are adopted by God! Our life changes as we know Him as Father. Our identity changes as we belong to Him. And our future changes as we’re promised a glorious, eternal inheritance.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread.

Today's reading titled the beauty of adoption was written by Connie Campbell 2009 film the blind side depicts the true story of Michael or a homeless teenager. A family takes a man and helps them overcome learning difficulties and achieve excellence in American football. In one scene, the family talks with Michael about the possibility of adopting him after he'd been living with them for several months in a sweet and tender reply.

Michael exclaims that he thought he already was a part of the family. It's a beautiful moment just as adoption is a beautiful thing. Love is extended and full inclusion is offered as a family opens its arms to a new member adoption changes lives just as it profoundly changed Michael's life in Jesus. Believers are made children of God through faith in him where adopted by God and become his sons and daughters as God's adopted children, we received the spirit of his son.

We call God father and we become his heirs and co-heirs with Christ we become full members of his family when Michael Orr was adopted, it changed his life.

His identity and his future much more for us who are adopted by God our life changes as we know him as father. Our identity changes as we belong to him in our future changes as were promised a glorious eternal inheritance.

Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Galatians chapter 3 verses 26 through chapter 4 verse seven.

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. What I am saying is that as long as an heir is under age. He is no different from slave. Although he owns the whole estate. The air is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father, so also when we were under age we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world. When the set time had fully come, God sent his son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to son ship because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out Abba father. So you are no longer a slave but God's child. Since you are his child. God has made you also an heir. Let's pray dear God, thank you for sending your son Jesus through whom we have salvation from our sins because of his shed blood for us on the cross. Thank you for calling us into your family and calling us your children it's in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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