I wasn’t planning on blogging today. But as God sometimes does he plants a small seed of a truth so powerful it rearranges things inside me…. then I begin to think….If I needed this seed, maybe some other adoptive parent out there does too.
God has reminded me once again today that these 2 boys grafted into our family are to have FULL sonship. I know this sounds strange because of course this has been our stance throughout this entire adoption. But as you bring older children home and realize just how MANY memories, pieces, moments and mementos are missing…. it can feel as if they haven’t received the same sonship as my biological children have. But God is making it more clear with each passing day that no matter what physical pieces are missing, God will give back the years that the enemy stole. That these boys have a full, complete sonship even if I can’t physically see, hold or touch the full and complete picture of their early childhood.
I don’t know if any of this makes sense. But I am thinking that there is no better day that God could’ve spoken this to me, for at the cross Jesus paid for, was bloody and beaten for….. a full sonship for ALL…for “whosoever”.
Now Satan will try and trick us into to thinking we aren’t worthy of a full sonship and loves to scatter seeds of doubt. He will try and diminish the spirit of adoption as only a second-rate plan.
When it was His plan all along.
Of course sin, pain and suffering were not His way at all. He is a perfect God full of love.
And because of His great insurmountable love….
He watched as His son was crushed and beaten beyond recognition….for us. To conquer what had separated us so that we would have every right to sit as His table. To run to Him in a joyful freedom shouting “Abba Father – Daddy! Daddy!” And to feel His embrace each day as we go to Him.
Today, on Easter. I celebrate full sonship. For me…and for my whole family. In all this truth there is a love that flows like a rushing river that overtaking every lack of evidence and shouts “I am HIS forever, and HE is mine! I’ve been redeemed! I am the King’s own child!”
His joy was in our home today was we worshiped Him! It felt like a day gifted to us.
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:4-6
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:5-7
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Romans 8:14-16