Adopted for a purpose

Ephesians 1:5 he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

What’s the foremost priority on God’s agenda? Honestly, you and I will probably never know the answer to that question, but consider the fact that before He created anything and brought a single thing into being, He predestined us to be adopted into His family.  That’s pretty big.

In fact, that’s unfathomable.  The Creator took you and me into consideration and decided that He’d like to adopt us before He even made time.  Does that seem a little bit amazing to you?  Now, people focus on the whole argument surrounding predestination, but I think they’re missing the real point.  God wanted you in His family.  He wanted me. He created a rescue plan for us and sent His Rescuer to redeem us and ransom us from this lost world so that we might be part of His kingdom.

Somehow, your adoption into God’s family as His own fits into His grand plan. It says so right in this letter to the Ephesians that God inspired Paul to write.  “According to the purpose of His will,” you have been grafted in as one of God’s people.  How does that change the way you live your life?