When we were only a twinkle in our parents’ eyes, even before they thought of adding us to their fold, God had already thought of and chosen us to be a part of His family (Ephesians 1:5).
Here is the king of the universe, who put everything together, calling us to be part of His royal lineage. How amazing, that with all our different nationalities, accents, and languages, we come together under the banner of heaven as His children.
Even if our biological families may think we’re an “accident” or a “mistake”, God doesn’t make any mistakes, and our existence on this earth isn’t an accident. He knows everything about us, and paid for our “adoption fees” by sending Jesus to die for our sins so we have redemption and forgiveness through Him (v.7). We’re a part of God’s plan and He wants us involved in His work.
And the best bit is that we don’t have to write long cover letters explaining why we should be chosen as His sons and daughters, or spend hours projecting our best selves before Him. It’s an open invitation for all of us, regardless of our backgrounds and social statuses. Isn’t it time to take up this invite?