Adoption: A Beautiful Mess (Part 2)
In my previous post I wrote about a few ways in which adoption is difficult and messy. It is messy… very messy at times. But, as a Christian I have to also believe that adoption, while messy, is beautiful.
Adoption is at the heart of the Gospel. God adopted us into his family through Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:4-5 says, “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.” God chose us to become his children through Jesus Christ.
This was not an easy undertaking. He had to sacrifice his only son. This was difficult and hard, yet because He loved us, he thought we were worth it.
Adoption is messy. It is also beautiful.
As our daughter gets older she may struggle with her identity. She may wish that she was not a member of our family. At the same time, she is a full member of our family. She is our daughter and there in nothing that she can say or do that will change this.
I am adopted into God’s family but I sometimes still struggle with my identity as a child of God. I still have areas of brokenness. I have areas of hurt. I sometimes push him away and strive to deal with my junk on my own. I often still act like an orphan. I forget that I have an advocate in Jesus. Someone who is there for me no matter what.
I’m thankful that I can approach the Father in confidence. I can share with him about my hurt and frustration. I can be real with him. No matter what I am dealing with or feeling, he can handle it. He is my Father. Because of Jesus, there is nothing I can do that will change my status as his daughter.
God has a way of making difficult things beautiful.
Adoption is beautiful because it is messy. It is beautiful because in the middle of the mess, a family was formed. Adoption is messy because people are messy yet it is beautiful because God chose adoption to bring us into relationship with Him.
My life will forever be changed because of Adoption!