Ephesians 1:5 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.

During the adoption process of natural children, potential parents have the choice to choose who they want to adopt. Some parents want new-born babies, some desire a toddler, and some want to take on a project and love a developing teenager. Regardless of the situation, adoptive parents make a quality decision as to whom they want to adopt.

God saw us from afar and wanted us. He saw our scars and our baggage and still wanted us. He saw us deliberately go against His ways, but He still wanted us. Regardless of how we look, what we’ve done, and what we’re capable of, God desires for us to be part of His family.

He could have looked the other way or magnified our faults and passed on making us sons and daughters, but He desires for every person in the world to be part of His family.

That’s the loving God whom we call Father. That’s the magnitude of God’s amazing love for us.

Receive God as your Father by making Jesus Christ Lord.