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 home from my mother’s funeral feeling like I was a 47 year-old orphan. I was very close to my mother and it felt like my anchor had been let loose. I was drifting. Alone.
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 became my only parent on earth. He is and always will be my anchor.
Paul says to us in Romans 8, ” For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. and by him we cry, “Abba, Father”. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” vs 14-16.
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.