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I recently read a blog that highlighted the incredible truth that we are adopted sons and daughters of the creator of the universe.

Superman. Snow White. Harry Potter. Luke Skywalker. Princess Leia. Peter Pan.  Why do so many inspiring stories have orphans as main characters?

These stories tap into the innate feeling that this world is not our home. As C. S. Lewis wrote, “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” This is why adoption is such a comforting doctrine. To be adopted is to realize you were made for another world—and for another person. You were made for God.”  (Aaron Menikoff, PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, TGC, First Comes Love, Than Comes Adoption).

Church, the doctrine of our adoption…NO LONGER SLAVES, but sons and daughters should cause us to praise, to live in the fulness of His love, to know we have all we need…and to live a life worthy of our calling!

When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”

(Hosea 11:1; Galatians 4:4-7 ESV)

Join us this Sunday as we consider the amazing love of God in the book of Hosea!  Better yet, invite a friend…what better gift than to see God work in the lives of people He has sent you to reach!!!

Pastor Joe