What I Read Today;

Galatians 4; Luke 5; Isaiah 16; Psalm 49; Leviticus 23-24

Is there anything you would not do for your children?  If they called you in the middle of the night needing help, would you roll over and go back to sleep or would you get up and go help?  If they were a thousand miles away and needed help, would you move heaven and earth to help them, or would you ignore them?

Does it matter if they are 6 or 60?

Galatians 4 tells us how we became children of God.  Paul tells us that Jesus came to redeem us so that God could adopt us.

I knew a couple who spent thousands of dollars to adopt a child from Asia.  They got a call that they needed to be there within a couple of days, so they paid the outrageous plane ticker fare and flew to pick up there son.  He’s in his teens now.

I know another woman who has fostered several children.  Each one calls her mom.  She told me the story of paying to “buy” one who had been brought from a foreign country and had basically lived as a slave.  She was in her teens but had never attended school.  Today she’s finished high school and is getting married.

God did the same thing for you and me. He bought us with his own blood.  He’s given us hope when we had none.  We were slaves to sin. Now we are children of God.

Our adoption is complete.  We can now call God our father.

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