Saturday, December 27, 2008
We are Adopted
Recently, for various reasons, I've been thinking a bit about foster care and whether all people around a family with a child who is currently fostered treat that family as a "real" family. A week or so ago, with this in my mind, I was preparing for Christmas and read John 1. To those who believed in the Light he gave the right to be children of God: we are adopted into his family, we are IN his family. How often do we treat ourselves and act is if we are only "half" in God's family. How often do we try and "live in both worlds"? We are adopted - with all the rights and responsibilities that means. A friend and I both had tears in our eyes as we thought afresh about the depth of what that means.