As being born from you

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One of the final official documents concluding the adoption process is a letter from the Department of Social Development, informing you that the adoption has been processed and finalised by the Registrar of Adoption.

One sentence that stands out to me from this document is the following:

“Your adopted child is now seen as being born from you”

What a powerful statement! I can’t help but reflect on this sentence and relate it back to our adoption into God’s family by the work of Jesus Christ.  When we accept Christ by faith we are adopted into God’s family as His sons and daughters. In the very same way an adopted child becomes as much part of a family as a biological child.

In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”  Ephesians 1:4b-6

That means we are legitimate children of God – sharing in the same privileges, the same love and the same fellowship that Jesus has with His Father! Praise the Lord – for He is the author of adoption!

As John Piper wisely said: “Adoption is greater than the Universe, before the universe, above the universe and most of all it is the purpose of the universe”
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2 thoughts on “As being born from you

  1. Wat ‘n aangename verassing was dit nie om julle storie ook vanaand op Kwêla te kon sien nie! Stunning blog!!! Ons het ook twee aangeneem, Liam (5) en Mia (3). Twee klein bruin kindertjies wat ons lewens totaal omgeswaai het in vreugde soos niemand kan beskryf nie!! – (Moet sê, die kyke raak al minder, of ons sien dit nie meer raak nie) – Die punt is al is dit vreemd vir ander mense, bly dit NORMAAL vir ONS! En WONDERLIK normaal!

    Ek het ‘n blad op Facebook begin: Foreverfamily ook vir bewus making. Ek stem saam, daar is soveel kinders wat huise nodig het, en ek voel mense het soms net so ‘n hupstootjie nodig en positiwiteit. Ek sal nog baie goed van julle blog share!!

    Groete Antonette Schminke

    • Baie dankie Antonette! Hierdie lewenspad wat vir ons sover uitgekap is verruil ons vir niks nie! Ek gaan jou Facebook bladsy nou opsoek. Mooi bly en dankie vir die inloer en mooi woorde!!

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