by Duane Bemis

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Adoption (2 of 5)
Series: Adopted by the King
Duane Bemis
Ephesians 1:5

''having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,''

Story Time: Many years ago I adopted a little baby girl from Korea. She was six months old and I loved her first. Many people go to the hospital to have their children. Not me I acquired my baby at the airport. A pilot's wife volunteered for an adoption agency and she flew with her spouse and she loved to care for the infants. She had this little bundle in her arms and I could not believe our little Korean baby girl was a mere six pounds at six months old. She was healthy but tinny-tiny. She had a cleft lip and pallet but she was my bundle of pure joy. Later in years she accepted her adoption and she began to conform to her father's character. She was removed from her natural biological parents, removed from her country, her first language and placed in a new family with a gringo as her adopted dad. We did not look like each other but she became a true Bemis. Today, she and her husband are beautiful people. Leia is now a mother with three beautiful children. She married a white boy, Dr. Eric, I wonder why? LOL

Our adoption1 into the King's royal family is the same. We are to be conformed2 into His image. We are to take on the character of our new family. With my daughter she was removed from Korea and placed into a new family with a new language. The same is true for you and me as we are now adopted into this new royal family with a new Biblical language. Adoption, this is a life changer. Let us look at the fact He first loved us.

I first loved my daughter before she knew I loved her and so it is with our God. He first loved you! Believer, believe this:

Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear invo ...

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