In the movie Instant Family (2018), a couple decides to adopt 3 foster kids and it describes their tumultuous journey of adoption. One of the hardest task is to convince the foster kids, who often move around different homes, that they’re really loved. In one of the key scenes, the couple are deliberating whether to give up their foster kids. The man’s mother walks in and offers life wisdom that leads them to change their minds on adoption:
“She doesn’t hate you, she just thinks you don’t love her. You get reminded what a sack of sh-t you are five times a day, after a while, you can’t believe anyone could ever love you.”
-Sandy Wagner (Instant Family)
Children need a proper loving stable home with one male father and one female mother. If you’re interested in adoption or foster care you can check out their website. If you’re in Singapore, check out Home For Good SG.
Adoption is a wonderful theme in the Bible. We learn to address God as our Father (abba is an Aramaic term that is can translated by papa or daddy). We learn to see fellow believers as brothers and sisters in Christ. We join a new family of God. Just check out these few verses:
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
These are only a small sampling of the grace that God has given us by adopting us as his children, as his family. A close friend of mine who recently adopted a baby boy said to me, “One of the greatest revelations I had was that Jesus himself was adopted.” He’s absolutely right. Jesus’ father Joseph had no part to play in the virgin birth and was like an adopted father to Jesus.
Are you are part of God’s family yet? Are you adopted as his child? Do you realise the blessing of being God’s son or daughter? You can return to him if you’ve strayed away because he’s waiting for you. He loves you like his flesh and blood. God the Father sent Jesus to die for you so that you can become his family.
Why? Because you’re worth it.