Reading in Ephesians this morning about our adoption into the family of God through faith in Jesus Christ, I was struck by the word.  Then I thought about all the wonderful families who adopt children who need a loving home.  What a special love!

When I think about the love a man and woman has for the child they have adopted, the way they look at that child as their very own, the same as a biological child, I am reminded that God looks at us that way too!

Because of Jesus Christ, we are made righteous, justified, sanctified, and redeemed–out of the darkness of sin and into the fullness of the light of truth!

Ephesians 1:5~he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

Romans 8:15~The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.

Friends, this is GOOD NEWS!!  Jesus is GOOD NEWS!!

Do you know Him?  You can put your faith and trust in Jesus TODAY.  Just pray this simple prayer, mean it with all your heart, and you will be saved and walk the rest of your days with Him.  His Holy Spirit will come to live inside you and guide you each and every moment of the rest of your life.  Oh my friend, it is a glorious life!  Is it always easy or trouble-free?  No because we still live in the world and there is still sin in the world, but He is with us every step of the way and He empowers us to triumph over trials, tribulations and fears.  Won’t you trust Him TODAY?

Pray this prayer now: Thank you Lord Jesus for shedding Your blood on the cross in payment for my sins and for offering me the gift of eternal life with You.  I open my heart and invite You into my life and commit to follow you the rest of my days.  By faith I receive the gift you provided for me, and I acknowledge You as my Lord and Savior.  Amen

If you prayed this prayer from your heart and meant it, Welcome to the Family of God!!