I am adopted. God is my father.
I have known this all of my life because my earthly parents raised me in a Christian home. But this means more to me now than it ever has because both of my biological parents have gone home to heaven. My earthly father went to heaven when I was only 21 years old and my mother went home 16 years ago.
I remember flying back after my mother’s funeral feeling like I was a 47 year-old orphan. I was very close to my mother and it felt like I had lost my anchor. I was drifting.
Until I remembered that my Father God had not left me behind. He had been my heavenly Father my whole life and then he also became my earthly Father when I was 21 and now he had become my only parent on earth. He is and always will be my anchor.
Paul says to us in Romans 8, “You received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father’. For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:15b & 16.
Amen! I hear God telling me I am his child and I feel his arms wrapping around me in confirmation. His Spirit joins with mine in the depths of my soul, confirming that I am his daughter for eternity.
Thank you, Abba Father.