The adoption process

July 3rd, 2008

I have been thinking about the adoption process lately. This has been brought on by some of my friends who are going through this process at the moment.

It is amazing how much work goes into this process for the people wishing to adopt a child. There is seminars, study, lots of paperwork, processing fees and lots of in depth interviews. My friends had about seven interviews ranging from three to five hours. It looked at all aspects of their lives and was very intense for them.

In the adoption process, the one being adopted doesn’t have to do much. They just receive the people as their new parents and are legally made part of the family. When they become part of that family, they are entitled to all the benefits of being part of the new family.

This is the same as it is when we come to Christ. The Bible tells us that we are adopted in to God’s eternal family in Ephesians 1:4-5. It says, “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure”.

Ultimately, like an adopted child we didn’t have to do much to become part of God’s family. We just accepted what Jesus had done for us, confessed our sin and need for Him and invited Him to be a part of our lives. He did all the work so we could a part of His family. I don’t know about you, but to me that is great news!

If you would like to become part of God’s eternal family, please visit our “Peace with God” page.