The other day, again in the car, a song came on the radio, “Strength Will Rise,” and my daughter said, “I know this song Mommy. We sang it in church last Sunday when we were adopted.” I didn’t correct her, but simply said, “You’re right sweetheart.” Last Sunday we didn’t adopt my sweet daughter, but we dedicated her and all of our children to the Lord. We committed to raise them in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and do our best as parents to exemplify Jesus in all we say and do. We publically said that our children belong to God, not us.
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear,
but you received the Spirit of sonship.” Romans 8:15
Sonship means adoption.
God has adopted us into his family, giving us His full inheritance
and the same privileges of a natural child.Perhaps my daughter’s mixed up words were not so mixed up after all! but revealing a deeper truth that one day when she chooses to follow Jesus, she will be adopted into God’s family.
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