It’s Ten O’ Clock. Do you Know Where Your Orphans Are?
The table’s been set and the lid has been pulled off the pot of soup. Everyone has finally settled down around the table. The family joins hands and a prayer is offered up that starts off,
“Dear heavenly Father…”
Do we ever stop to think about the implications these words hold?
We were to God what a single piece of bacteria laying on a cow’s stool off some Indonesian island is to us. But He sought us out, cared for us, and loved us. If He had done just that, it would have been cause enough for us to praise Him. But He went one step further.
He adopted us.
God could have just created us, and left us to our own devices. But out of His kindness, He went beyond that. The first thing He did was take notice of us. When He did this, He humbled Himself, and He became actively involved in our lives. He is always among us, hearing our thoughts, lending His ear to our needs, and providing us with the essential needs to live. The second thing He did for us was love us. He did this by sending His Son down to die in order to redeem us from our sins. Thirdly, God put legs to His love by adopting us. This grants us permission to call Him Father, and therefore all that is His is inherently ours.
So what does this mean for us?