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Loved and adopted

We are his children, and he is our Father.

Steve and Jan were nearing their destination. Their travels began in the Pacific Northwest in Seattle, Washington, and they were en route to China. This day marked the end of a year-and-a-half-long process for them. They were finally adopting their son—a young boy named Lu Hui.

As an adopted son, Lu Hui is a part of Steve and Jan’s family. He enjoys all the benefits of a natural-born son, including the amazing love his parents share with him.

Just as Lu Hui was adopted into Steve and Jan’s family, we are adopted into God’s family in Christ. And just as Lu Hui experiences all the benefits of being a son, we, too, experience the benefits of being sons and daughters of God. We are his children, and he is our Father. We have brothers and sisters in Christ from every nation, tribe, and tongue.

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Ephesians 1:5

  • What did God predestine us for? (Adoption.)
  • What are we adopted as? (We are adopted as God’s children into his family.)
  • How is our adoption as God’s children made possible? (Through Jesus Christ.)
  • How does it feel to be a part of your family? (Parents, relate this to being a part of God’s family now that he has adopted you into it through Jesus Christ.)

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Thank God that you’re able to call him Father.

This devotion is adapted from the Who Do You Think You Are? Study Guides with Daily Devotions resource.

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