“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:5
Before the beginning of creation, as we know it, God knew that you were going to be adopted into His family, through Christ. Therefore, adoption was part of God’s plan. It was His idea – His purpose. Adoption was not an afterthought – you are not an afterthought! God chose you because He wanted you.
God’s love for you and I did not start in this world. It reaches back to eternity. This means that before the foundation of the world, God predestined you to be his child. Therefore, your adoption is not based on your fitness, your worth, or your distinctive. It is rooted in God’s eternal purpose and grace. And that means that your adoption is not fragile or tenuous or uncertain, because like our Father, our identity is firm and sure and unshakable.