“. . . I will show my love to the one I called ‘not my loved one.’ I will say to those called ‘not my people,’
‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’”
Some of us can trace our genealogy as far back as two hundred years. It’s fun to go on these fact-finding adventures. While going through your genealogy, did you discover an adopted son or daughter? How did that make you feel? Did you feel some resentment over the fact that a member of your family isn’t really a member of your family; not by blood anyway. Well, we too have been adopted, spiritually adopted, through the blood of Jesus. And with this blood-stained, spiritual adoption comes an inheritance.
God declares it’s the children of promise who will be regarded as Abraham’s offspring. Not the children of natural birth.
Too often we get caught up in pedigrees, losing our spiritual self-worth to lowly men of stature. I have a father who has more wealth than any man. He provides me with loads of forgiveness and isn’t stingy with his mercy. He protects me, soothes me, sends ministering angels when I’m in despair, and provides a hedge of protection when danger nears.
My greatest of grandfathers are Abraham, Moses, Isaac, and David. A host of my brothers come from their loins, but Jesus is my favorite. Through him we are made special.
Prayer: God, please help me remember you care about me and that I’m loved by you.
Think: If someone stripped you of all your accomplishments, what would you have left?
Read: Romans 9; Romans 2:28; Galatians 4:23
Donna B. Comeaux
Freelance Writer, Poet, Novelist
New book: “Selfish Ambition” – http://www.bn.com
A Christian Romance