Thursday, November 10, 2011

Not one of us is worthy of adoption

"The wonder of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is this — not one of us is worthy of adoption. In our sinfulness, not one of us has any claim on the Father’s love, much less a right to adoption. But, the infinitely rich mercy of God is shown us in Christ, in whom believers are adopted by the Father. And this adoption, thanks be to God, is eternal and irreversible.

We have been given adoption as a gift and as a sign of the Gospel. The adoption of any child is a portrait of God’s grace. Just as every earthly marriage points in some way to the marriage supper of the Lamb, every adopted child is a pointer to the Gospel. Thus, any failure in adoption is a slander to the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

Read the entire article here.

And in case you've got extra time on your hands, here's a second fantastic article about adoption and the Gospel.

Day 10: Today I am thankful for a job. A job where I can write. And be creative. And help pay the bills. And still get to be a mom the rest of the week. It's a pretty perfect fit and I thank God for how well it's worked out during our season of unemployment. Oh, and I get to write about Jesus.

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