Family + Faith + Encouragement
As my husband and I are moving closer, day by day, towards the adoption of our foster babies God has been opening up scripture and circumstances He needs us to be aware of.
Today while sitting in my car, like many moms do, letting the toddler finish her nap, I opened my Bible. I always love to let it fall open and I just pray the Holy Spirit use the scripture to reveal God to me. He truly never fails.
My Bible fell open to the Book of Esther.
With any adoption there is a process. An individual, relative or not, is taking on the responsibility and role of parenthood for a child that is not their own. Mordecai adopted his younger cousin Esther after the death of her parents. He assumed the role of father in her life. Just like Joseph assumes the role of earthly father to Jesus and recognized him as his own son in the eyes of God and man. This gave all traceable heritage and rights through Joseph to Jesus. (Matt 1:1-25). He was then assigned legal claim to the Davidic throne.
Spiritually, we are the children of God by way of adoption just as Jesus was the child of Joseph by adoption. The process of adoption gives the adoptee full family standing and rights. (Romans 8:17-17). This process and exchange is legally binding, God-blessed, and divinely authorized for passing on family inheritance. (Gal 4:5, Eph 1:5)
I have read so many negative comments from adoptees recently and even those from birth mothers that would break your heart. The brokenness that must happen for adoption to occur can cause trauma for all parties. The only answer to healing of that brokenness is Jesus.
Adoption describes a believers relationship with the Lord (Gal4:3-7, Eph 1:1-6). When person excepts Jesus as Savior, the Holy Spirit completes the transaction of adoption on our behalf. As women and men we become the daughters and sons of He, our Abba (Daddy God). As God's adopted daughters and sons , we will inherit a perfect home with Him and are given immediate access to Him for comfort, direction, and provision. He adopted us with love and pleasure that will never be revoked.