It suddenly dawned on me that there’s another side of being an adopted kid. Some people will see them as kids outside of a marriage, not being “real” or “legitimate” kids or even as a “charity case.”
But the other, more positive side of this is that unlike kids by birth who are ‘stuck’ with their parents and who were birthed with no choice at all both by the kid and the parent, adopted kids are special because they were chosen. Think about it. These kids were hand-picked; specially and carefully chosen by their parents. Isn’t that something special?
I guess it’s a little bit like being adopted by God through Jesus. He chose you and I to be His sons and daughters. That’s something to smile about.
Ephesian 1:5 “He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – “