Advent 17: Galatians 4:1-7

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Adoption. It’s an amazing thing to do for a child. There are so many children in this world who, for one reason or another, find themselves without a proper home or family. many of them are so young that they really don’t know or understand the situation that they’re in.

Others, however, are old enough to know that they are missing something fundamental to their lives. They crave the love and stability which a family (should) bring. Many have experienced things which would seriously mess most adults up and will take an incredible amount of love and care to help mould them into people who will function well in society. It takes a very special person or people to give some of these children the upbringing and environment that they need and there is a huge need for people to step up to the plate for these children. Organisations such as Home For Good help to facilitate those wishing to adopt or foster to find out everything they need to know to set down that road.

We are all in the position of those children. We are messed up, rudderless, in need of the right guidance to get us through a dark world. Yet, we have a Father wanting to adopt us into his family, to make us all his heirs. We have the opportunity to be straightened out, cared for, loved and set on the right path as well as being given ta share in the most amazing kingdom we can imagine.

All we need to do is ask.

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One thought on “Advent 17: Galatians 4:1-7

  1. My thought is of the culture in Ephesus. The people would put their unwanted children on the hill just outside of the city to die. Those who didn’t die would raise the others who were left. When someone wanted a slave, they simply went to the hill and found a child that wasn’t “too defective” for what they were desiring. For the rest of their life, they were a slave, but they were at least cared for. It is to them that Paul writes, “In love [God] predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.” Thank you for the reminder both of God’s heart and where I stand. Grace and peace

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