I was watching an episode of “Extreme Home Makeover” with the Princess Diva. The family that had been selected for the makeover had six children that were adopted from China.
My five-year-old Princess Diva remarked, “I know what ‘adopted’ means.”
“You do?” I asked. “What does it mean?”
“It means ‘loved.'”
For a split second I thought about clarifying her definition, but I decided I didn’t need to change a thing.
After all, didn’t God say the same thing about adoption when He adopted us?
“How blessed is God! And what a blessing He is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son.” Ephesians 1:3-6