We are adopted by God!
Romans 8:15 You received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
Milo and A.J. were looking at pictures and remembering the day they met Posey, their dog! They had decided as a family that they would adopt a dog from a dog rescue mission. A dog rescue mission is a group of people that care about animals. They rescue dogs who do not have families to take of them and place them in homes with loving families.
The dog that Milo and A.J. were going to adopt had been found wandering alone in a garbage dump in a community far away. Milo and A.J. had looked at pictures of several dogs before deciding on this one. They opened the gate to the yard where their new dog was waiting for them and were pounced upon by the friendliest, shaggiest, black and white puppy they had ever seen! They were smothered in kisses by their new family member, Posey.
The Bible says in Romans 8:15 “You received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.””
Just like Posey was adopted into Milo and A.J.’s family, we have been adopted into God’s family when we put our trust in his Son, Jesus. So, God is now more than our creator, He is our Father too! We can call Him Father. He chose us to be in His family, just like Milo and A.J. chose Posey to be in their family!